7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing tool.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Tue), bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."