8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow 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

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo travel planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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