10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 7th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi online journey planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. February in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then have fun at Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."