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 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

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. In March, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Akaslompolo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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