8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip app.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 8th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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."