8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see the top attractions with Feelapland, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat 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 by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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