9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki online road trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Expect colder weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Helsinki hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Levi (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Icekarting Levi, &more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker site.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -11°C and lows are around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."