8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + 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
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
On the 17th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route builder tool .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip builder .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 33°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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