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 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planning app .

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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 24th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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