7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Yellowknife
Fly:  21​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Yellowknife


2
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 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Yellowknife, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowknife in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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 14th (Fri): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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