8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Feelapland. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

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