9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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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.
Visit Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -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 · Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. 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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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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