8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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 13th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planning site .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker site .

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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