30 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

30 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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30 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 28 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

28
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). On the 24th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. On the 8th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi, Sodankyla, Pello, Luosto
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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