8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  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 Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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