8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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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.
On the 13th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Rovaniemi is cooler than Manchester - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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On the 17th (Wed), tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip builder app.

Drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. February in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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."