Route & dates
Helsinki— 6 nights
Rovaniemi— 2 nights
Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1
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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.Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Popular historic sites such as The Aalto House and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hvittrask in Kirkkonummi--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.
Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Helsinki
Hvittrask, Gallen-Kallela Museum
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.On the 30th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thendon't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thenadmire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.
Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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