12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

5
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 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, stroll through Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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