11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in December, you will find days in Akaslompolo are a bit cooler (-5°C), and nights are colder (-15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 24th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In December in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 27th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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