6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Sat), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo holiday website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -22°C in Akaslompolo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Helsinki

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · 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."