5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip generator.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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