12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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), Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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