8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

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Birmingham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in January, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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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 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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