6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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