8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lapland Safaris Levi and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Levi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Riga, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Levi, ranging from highs of -11°C to lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will enjoy Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuusamo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -14°C in Oulu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."