8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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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): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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