9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than Singapore - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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 7th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with InsideOut Productions.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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