8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

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."