8 days in Helsinki, Akaslompolo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Akaslompolo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip maker tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.