8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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."