8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, then look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and then browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Lapland Forestry Museum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Family-friendly places like SantaPark and Feelapland will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). The adventure continues: stop by LAURI, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio Church
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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