7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
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