8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then gear up at Jemes Sport.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In February, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then stop by Artisaani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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