11 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Luosto Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Luosto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
3
Luosto
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Sibelius Monument, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Lapland Welcome and Ranua Zoo. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of °C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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