8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Ranua
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Ranua side-trips: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, step into the grandiose world of SnowCastle of Kemi, and admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ranua trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ranua in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ranua

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Jalavan Kauppa, Korouoma Canyon, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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