9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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