8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker tool.

London, 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 car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi route app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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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."