8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

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

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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