10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

6
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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker app .

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 December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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