7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and Design Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fagervik Museum, Stromforsin Ruukki, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Take a break from the city and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris. The adventure continues: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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