8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

— 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip site.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 3 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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."