4 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Rovaniemi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rovaniemi. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ullanlinna and Rock Church. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

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