8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 1st (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. On the next day, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Sun), get outside with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Getting from Saariselka to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Shopping
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, stroll through Kaivopuisto, and then look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto

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