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 30​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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Snow Village, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, then get your game on at Kids' Land, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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