8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi — 1 night

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.
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Kuusamo — 1 night

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Saariselka — 2 nights

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 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Safaris Levi and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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