8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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.
On the 5th (Tue), walk around Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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