8 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jyvaskyla, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

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.
Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jyvaskyla in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Helsinki, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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