16 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Montreal

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Teijo national park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Teijo National Park, King's Road, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Feelapland. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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