8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Aurinkolahti Beach. Get outdoors at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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