41 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

41 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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41 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 18 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 20 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

18
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki). Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo national park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Hyvinkaa, Espoo, Lahti, Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

20
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Golf, & more). On the 14th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Pello, Sodankyla, Luosto, Kemi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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