8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki route tool .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

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

2
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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 25th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 14°F and lows reach -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Safaris

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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 27th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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