4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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