5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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