6 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, walk around Hupisaaret Park, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Oulu: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Oulu - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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