4 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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