6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

London, UK to Helsinki 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (-3°C), and nights are little chillier (-9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rukatunturi trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. In January, Rukatunturi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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On the 16th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by Jemes Sport, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Akaslompolo takes 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."