8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Arctic Emotions Oy. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online trip maker.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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