9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki 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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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