8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. In March, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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