9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Christmas House Santa and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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