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
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heureka, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Room Escape Games
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka attractions site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport 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 26th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and finally admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route builder app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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