8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Ranua
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Porto

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey maker site .

Porto, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Porto - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get outdoors at Ruka and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Ranua side-trips: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ranua road trip site .

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Ruka, Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Jalavan Kauppa
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ranua to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are warmer with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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