12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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