8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Taidekoti Kirpila. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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