8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Ranua
— 4 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

Porto, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Porto in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Visiting Ranua Zoo and Ruka will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ski Resort Suomutunturi and Jalavan Kauppa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ranua: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ranua day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Ruka, Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Jalavan Kauppa, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ruka ©
Ruka
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thenfly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ranua to Saariselka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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