9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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