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

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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 enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary 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 difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler 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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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 reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to 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

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night
Saariselka

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

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the 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 up 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

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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 Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then 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. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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