8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Feelapland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Luosto). There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi is minus 3 hours. In July, Rovaniemi is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Taidekoti Kirpila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planning website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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