8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, look for gifts at LAURI, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the activities along Ruoholahti Canal.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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