8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  10​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Oulu to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oulu in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Helsinki Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo