8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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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.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in January, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Fun & Games Shopping
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Ruka, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo journey maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Kuusamo at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 20th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, then have fun at Action Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kongas, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 24th (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online itinerary maker .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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