7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Finland Oy, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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