7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Helsinki hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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."