6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

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.
Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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