8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): have fun at Angry Birds Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in February, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

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 7th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

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."