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
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Nuuksio National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Sodankyla and Arctic Circle Mall. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). And it doesn't end there: stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel website .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tornio Church, Kemi Church, Church of Sodankyla, Maupertuis Memorial
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Safaris

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