9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
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 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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