9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-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 to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 3 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, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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 · 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."