8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luosto travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Luosto, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
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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 8th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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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."