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
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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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, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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