7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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Katajanokka

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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Santa Claus Village

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