8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Frankfurt - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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