16 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Rovaniemi Church and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemi Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Sibelius Monument, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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