8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Food Tours to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · 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 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Levi — 2 nights

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 24th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi route maker website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Finland travel guide

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."