8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Taipei in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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 22nd (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

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 24th (Mon), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Helsinki

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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."