10 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Ivalo
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

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 Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ivalo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Ivalo is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

You can fly from Ivalo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Ivalo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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