8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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