10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): 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: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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