8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · 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.
On the 20th (Mon), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Tours
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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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 · Military Museums
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."