8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Head to Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Hakaniemi Marketfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and Mannerheim Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Sampokeskus Shopping Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Safaris

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