8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urho Kekkonen National Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Saariselka attractions planner.

Rovaniemi to Saariselka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Saariselka. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Nature
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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.
You've now added Safaris to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online trip maker.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki Library
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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