8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get curious at Heureka, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Visit Rovaniemi Church and Kemi Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) (in Kemi) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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