5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
— 1 day
End: Helsinki


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Church of Sodankyla
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla


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 20th (Sun), get outside with King's Road, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then visit Katajanokka.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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King's Road ©
King's Road

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