8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to LAURI and Kauppakeskus Sampokeskusfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Pyhatunturi and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Feelapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Korouoma Canyon, Pyhatunturi, Tornio Church
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

1
day
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 8th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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