8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Sarkitunturi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 17th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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 regionĀ 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."