7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
End: Rovaniemi

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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