8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Head to Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)for some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as The Aalto House and Johannes Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Arctic Circle Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kemi Church (in Kemi), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions website.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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