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
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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.
On the 26th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo attractions tool .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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