9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

6
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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