7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sampo Icebreaker and Kopara Reindeer Park. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley in Tornio--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Sampo Icebreaker, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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