8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Your Piece Of Finlandfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Pyhatunturi and Korouoma Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemi Church (in Kemi), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
On the 8th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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