8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Canary Islands
Fly:  12​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Maspalomas, Canary Islands

1
night
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 27th (Thu): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Maspalomas, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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