14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 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.
On the 4th (Mon), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Zagreb, Croatia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Zagreb to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Zagreb in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 7th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Rukatunturi

On the 9th (Sat), tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stroll through Wanha Raatesalmi, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi day trip website.

Getting from Levi to Rukatunturi by car takes about 4.5 hours. January in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Keep things going the next day: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip site.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rukatunturi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions tool.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."