9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
Visit Rovaniemi Church and Tornio Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

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

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 cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Nature

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

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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 The National Museum of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fagervik Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, 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 °C and lows are around °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

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Fagervik Museum, Snappertunan kirkko
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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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