14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  9​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  5​h 45​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Oslo

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip app .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kimito Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
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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 13th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, have fun at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Levi, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then have fun at Action Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuhmo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuhmo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Nuuksio National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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