9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour builder.

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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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 (Fri): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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