9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planning tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
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 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at 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. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luosto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit 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: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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