8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then stop by LAURI, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing site .

Munich, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akaslompolo, with lows of -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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Kid's Land, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks 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.
On the 11th (Fri), snap pictures at The Crusell Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough 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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