9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Andrews
Fly:  10​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: St. Andrews

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Mon), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

St. Andrews, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Andrews to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Andrews in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi journey maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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