8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road 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. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly 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 · Specialty 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."