7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Strasbourg
Fly:  10 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Strasbourg

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Mon), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Strasbourg, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Strasbourg in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

4
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.
Visiting Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Ullanlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: The Old Water Tower of Ekenas (in Raseborg), Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Castle Hill (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Old Water Tower of Ekenas, Linden Esplanade, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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