9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and Tornio Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Arktikum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kemi, Church of Sodankyla, Tornio Church
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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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