14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Medellin, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka holiday planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi (Icekarting Levi, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."