12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki


8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Palvelut, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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