8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Fri), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rukatunturi road trip tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."