13 days in Tromso, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Tromso, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights

4
nights
Tromso, Norway

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at The Polar Museum, look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tromso tour planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Tromso is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Tromso, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in March; daily highs in Tromso reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour site.

You can drive from Tromso to Rovaniemi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tromso in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sello
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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