7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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