9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Arctic Lifestyle.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Belgrade in February, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Artisaani, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral
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Temppeliaukio Church