8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Shaman Huskies has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Shaman Huskies. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-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 Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Keep things going the next day: get outside with Lapland Safaris Levi, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Juutua Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip website.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods
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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."