8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the winter wonderland with Seven Fells Up and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akaslompolo, with lows of -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."