15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

7
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 off the beaten path and head to Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Runeberg Park). Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore and take pictures at Hartwall Arena.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

Glasgow, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Glasgow to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glasgow in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

7
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Feelapland make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Orbas Reindeer Farm (in Meltaus). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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