7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hanko Museum in Hanko--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder website .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hanko, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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