11 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Arctic Husky Farm (in Pelkosenniemi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (Bliss Adventure & Pyha-Luosto National Park). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Warsaw, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Helsinki

— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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