7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip site.

London, UK to Saariselka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Saariselka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning website.

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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 7th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."