6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker.

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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