8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, stop by Artisaani, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker site .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder 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 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Levi

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 4th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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