11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Safaris. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Icekarting Levi and Levi Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Giewont Husky Adventures), Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas) and Kids' Land (in Levi).

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akaslompolo, with lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."