8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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