13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Ranua
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Paris

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Let the collections at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Pentik Hill capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ranua side-trips: Ruka (in Kuusamo), Kemi (Perameren Kansallispuisto & Kemi Church) and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ranua trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Ranua by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Ruka, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 5th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ranua to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tankavaara online vacation planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, and admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tankavaara to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tankavaara in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Espoo, Finnish Aviation Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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