8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Arctic Emotions Oy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. In August, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planner .

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, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
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.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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