14 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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

10
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Moomin Snowcastle. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Kopara Reindeer Park) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner .

In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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