9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation maker site.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi

— 4 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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