10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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— 4 nights
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An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planning tool.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Old Market Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -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
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Temppeliaukio Church