8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly:  19 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Taipei

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. 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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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

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 find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle 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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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night
Saariselka

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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, 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

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
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 find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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