8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Madrid

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.
Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around -5°C, while days are much colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
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 14th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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