8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F, while lows dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kids' Land, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rukatunturi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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."