9 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder site.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip app.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
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