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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 16°F during the day and 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally get your game on at True VR.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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