8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. While traveling from New York City, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 20th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 33°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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