10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Korouoma Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. 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

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. 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 get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; 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

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Teijo National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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