7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
4
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.
For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Levi

— 1 night
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 25th (Tue): shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You've now added Top Safaris Day Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Top Safaris Day Tours and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online travel route planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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."