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
Drive
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Taipei in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

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

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. 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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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 see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker tool.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit 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: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions 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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off 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."