8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 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 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone 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 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rukatunturi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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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 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online tour planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or 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 drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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 17th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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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."