7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, then shop like a local with Jemes Sport, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip website.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 14°F and lows are around -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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