8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Munich

1
night
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 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Munich, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

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
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi journey maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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 11th (Fri): cruise along The Crusell Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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