6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

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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 22nd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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