8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Step out of Levi to go to Yllasjarvi and see Safartica Yllas, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Angry Birds Park. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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."