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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Vaasa sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Levi

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 5th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi vacation planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

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 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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