8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Mariehamn
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Korouoma Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 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 · Trails

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Geologic Formation
Korouoma Canyon
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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
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Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Sat), head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn day trip site.

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

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Island
Kobba Klintar
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. 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 · Museums

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