6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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