10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Kopara Reindeer Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Ullanlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and hike along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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