9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  11​h
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Belgrade


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): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Arctic Lifestyle.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. When traveling from Belgrade in February, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -11°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Arktikum ©


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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ullanlinna and Katajanokka. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, browse the different shops at Kamppi Center, and look for gifts at Marimekko Forum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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