8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."