12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

— 3 nights

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: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Rukatunturi to be colder, around -16°C, while days are little chillier, around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

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Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Levi takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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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."