8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Sibelius Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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