4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey site .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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Santa Claus Village

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