11 days in Rovaniemi, Iisalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Iisalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Iisalmi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kuopio Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get outdoors at Syvasenvaara Fell and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Feelapland, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary site.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Torshavn in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Iisalmi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Iisalmi

Iisalmi is a town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Family-friendly places like Hiidenportti National Park and Kainuun Vaellustalli will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vuokatinvaara and Rukajarvi-keskus. Get out of town with these interesting Iisalmi side-trips: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Iisalmi market hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Iisalmi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Iisalmi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Iisalmi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Iisalmi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iisalmi to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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