9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  22 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and visit Ullanlinna.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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