8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Marttiini Senaatintori and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Helsinki. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi travel route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Rukatunturi are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are cooler (-16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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Spa
Rukaland
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Levi

Levi ©
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 Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Kids' Land and Powerun Adventures. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Levi takes 4.5 hours. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Powerun Adventures
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm, and then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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History Museum
Arktikum
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Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
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