8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Muonio Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Muonio Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
3
Muonio
— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

4
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Explore Muonio's surroundings by going to Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Muonio tour site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Muonio, with lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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