8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  9​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam


1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, then make a trip to Old Market Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Kemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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