12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

9
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.
Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -9°C and lows of -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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