13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Ranua
— 4 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
4
Tankavaara
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Pentik Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ranua Zoo and Perameren Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Ranua side-trips: Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu), Ruka (in Kuusamo) and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ranua trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Pentik Hill, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Ruka
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ruka ©
Ruka
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip app.

Drive from Ranua to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
On the 7th (Tue), hike along Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tankavaara trip itinerary site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara by car takes about 3 hours. January in Tankavaara sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Appreciate the collections at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tankavaara to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tankavaara in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Espoo, Finnish Aviation Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria