8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki route maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."