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
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then 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 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

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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. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Tours
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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), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Snow Village, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Winter Sports

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 ©
On the 19th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

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. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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