11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online vacation maker.

Beirut, Lebanon to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In November, Rovaniemi is much colder than Beirut - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi attractions site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of -11°C in Levi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors

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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 20th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey maker.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in November, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."