8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
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 6th (Thu), hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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