8 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Ivalo
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ivalo itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ivalo, with lows of -17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Traveling by flight from Ivalo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Ivalo in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are warmer (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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