8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki

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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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Raseborg, Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Fagervik Museum
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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