8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Levi hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online journey planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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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."