10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Kopara Reindeer Park. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
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 off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the natural beauty at Talvipuutarha, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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