11 days in Rovaniemi, Iisalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Iisalmi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Torshavn, Streymoy
Helicopter + Fly:  13 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Iisalmi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Helicopter:  8 h 45 min
End: Torshavn, Streymoy

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Feelapland. Explore hidden gems such as Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Torshavn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iisalmi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

3
nights
Iisalmi

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. Take a break from the city and head to Hiidenportti National Park and Kainuun Vaellustalli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Iisalmi market hall. Get out of town with these interesting Iisalmi side-trips: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Vuokatinvaara (in Vuokatti). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Rukajarvi-keskus.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, 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

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Venajanhiekka, Vuokatinvaara
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Iisalmi to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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