8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks

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Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral

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