7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday 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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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