8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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 in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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