8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
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.
Kids will enjoy Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow 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