8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyha-Nattanen Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, thenstop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, thentour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Lille, France to Saariselka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lille in December, things will get much colder in Saariselka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, thenshop like a local with Jemes Sport, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel route tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Levi, Giewont Husky Adventures, Jemes Sport, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit 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, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: 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, thenget engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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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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