8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 28th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.