8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ylitornio to see Tatuka Palvelut about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for gifts at LAURI, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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