8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 12th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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