11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seoul
train + Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Seoul

3
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 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Seoul in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 22nd (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online day trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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

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