8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Ranua
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park and then don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Ranua Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ranua: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle of Kemi.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ranua day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Ranua by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Ranua

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Korouoma Canyon, Jalavan Kauppa
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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