5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
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 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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