8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Luosto in Sodankyla (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

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New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ullanlinna, examine the collection at Taidekoti Kirpila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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