7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, see Santa Claus Office, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get your bearings at Kallion Kirjasto, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Katajanokka.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in September: highs in Helsinki hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

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