12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Powerun Adventures in Kolari (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Rukatunturi

On the 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, take a memorable tour with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rukatunturi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."