7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: London

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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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