5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Ancona
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ancona

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Ancona, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ancona in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hvittrask
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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