8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 1st (Sat), bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Akaslompolo is minus 2 hours. In January, Akaslompolo is colder than Dubai - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then stroll around The Esplanadi Park, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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