6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Helsinki

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.
Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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