8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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

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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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. Traveling from Brussels in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo vacation planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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."