8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Artisaani, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Tue), catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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