12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

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. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Sampo Icebreaker
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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