8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

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Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in December: highs in Helsinki hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online day trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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