8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Muonio Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Muonio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Muonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  12 h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Explore Muonio's surroundings by going to Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Muonio. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

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