8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, approximately Yllasjarvi away. Spend the 24th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Mon), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums
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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."