8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then 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.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in March, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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