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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sat), see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Powerun Adventures in Kolari (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 14th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: get your game on at Kids' Land, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Rukatunturi

On the 17th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi online holiday maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."