6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Paderborn

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.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then stroll around The Esplanadi Park, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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