8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rukatunturi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Rukatunturi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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 12th (Tue), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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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."