8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— Few hours
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Fun & Games Shopping
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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and then get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thensee the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, thenstop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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), get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING and then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thendon't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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night
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): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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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