6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenget lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, thentake 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 Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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 Sibelius Monument. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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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