12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune

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 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Pune, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Pune to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 17th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Snow Village, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

Discover how to plan a Akaslompolo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ice Karting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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