9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemi Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

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 somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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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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