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

— 4 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riga in September since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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