12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 25th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ruka, then explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo journey maker tool .

You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

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