8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 14th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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."