9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio Church, Church of Sodankyla
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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