6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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