Route & dates
Fly: 8 h 45 min
Helsinki— 3 nights
Fly + Bus: 4 h 30 min
Rovaniemi— 4 nights
Bus + Fly: 12 h 30 min
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.Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Fagervik Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planning app.
Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Jerusalem in February, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 11th (Sun).
Things to do in Helsinki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arctic Lifestyle and Safaris. Step out of the city life by going to Kopara Reindeer Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation tool.
Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Luosto, Sampo Icebreaker
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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