22 days in Helsinki Region, Akaslompolo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki Region, Akaslompolo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki is minus 7.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 7 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Safaris Levi. Explore hidden gems such as Seven Fells Up and KuruYoga Levi. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Icekarting Levi, Elan Ski Shop & Rental, &more), Samiland (in Sirkka) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and TravelHouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Forestry Museum of Lapland. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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