8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Bus:  16 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel site.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Trails Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Center. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sibelius Hall in Lahti--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Marimekko, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Kittila to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kittila in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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