7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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 on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 9th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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."