9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stansted Mountfitchet
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Stansted Mountfitchet

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planner .

Stansted Mountfitchet, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Stansted Mountfitchet in March, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (-1°C), and nights are little chillier (-9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

3
nights
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 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi holiday planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari vacation tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then engage your brain at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Helsinki. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka

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