8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Tallinn

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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 8th (Mon): stop by Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then get advice or help at Oodi Central Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari, about 58 minutes away.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi visit planning tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails
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Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 15th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

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Getting from Levi to Ranua by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."