13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi visit planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planning website .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Paalasmaan Surukivi.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. In February, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
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.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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