7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Zagreb to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Zagreb in December: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 8th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."