8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki 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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Sun), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit 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 find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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."