8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lille
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  9​h
End: Lille

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stroll through Pyha-Nattanen Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

Lille, France to Saariselka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lille to Saariselka is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Lille in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, take in the exciting artwork at Sarestoniemi Museum, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then stop by Jemes Sport, and finally fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo attractions site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Muonio, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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