8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oulu
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Oulu

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.
Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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