15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
— 12 nights
End: Helsinki


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Lordi's Square, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre


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 the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Relax by the water at Lehman and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Porvoo Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding