10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
End: Rovaniemi

3
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Poro Farmi. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Tornio to see The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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