7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Bellevue Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Fagervik Museum in Inkoo--about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

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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

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Rovaniemi

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 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 · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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Santa Claus Village

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