9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.