12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + 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.
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. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Old Market Hall, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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