8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Riga

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Helsinki

— 2 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riga in January since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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."