4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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