8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner .

Birmingham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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