14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, see Santa Claus Office, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Vienna, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Otsamo Fell). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. It doesn't end there: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing website.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Saariselka, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."