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, thenmake 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, thenexamine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenget 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 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. 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 °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Winter Sports
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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 Kemi Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ranua Zoo and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Ranua side-trips: Ruka (in Kuusamo), Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ranua trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Ruka, Pentik Hill, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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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, thentour 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Trails Parks Outdoors

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 Katajanokka. Appreciate the collections at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, and engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tankavaara to Helsinki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tankavaara in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to 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