9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in February, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 7th (Tue): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka holiday maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In February, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 8th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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."