7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ranua Zoo and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

3
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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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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