6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -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
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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