8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Ivalo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Ivalo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
London

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
days
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Get out of town with these interesting Ivalo side-trips: Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka) and Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Siida, & more). On the 6th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ivalo travel route planning site .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Ivalo with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Ivalo: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker .

You can drive from Ivalo to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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

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