8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 31st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ruka.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Highlights from your 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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."