8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Labyrinth Games Room Escape. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get your game on at Megazone Helsinki.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; 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 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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