10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Bus:  17 h
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Auttikongas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at LAURI, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Church of Sodankyla
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Arktikum ©
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla


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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Anhava capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Artisaani. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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