8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Nashville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in January, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 26°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the next day, see the winter wonderland with Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo holiday builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Akaslompolo to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°F and -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and 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 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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."