8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
End: Vaasa

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You've now added Urho Kekkonen National Park to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

Rovaniemi to Saariselka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Winter Sports Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Safaris has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Poro Farmi. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

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

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Vaasa is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki Library
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Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

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