8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Train to Warsaw, Warsaw West, Bus to Tallinn, Tallinn Sadama Harbour, Ferry to Helsinki
— 1 night
Train to Rovaniemi, Bus to Saariselka
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:


— 1 day
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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— 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 23rd (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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."