11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki


7
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.
Tallink and Silja Line - Cruises has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Loviisan kirkko, Forssa Museum, Porvoo Old Town, Jokioinen Museum Railway
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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