9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Rukatunturi hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 27th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Levi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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."