15 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Cairns


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1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Teijo national park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hanko road trip planner.

Townsville, Australia to Hanko is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Townsville to Hanko, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Townsville in February, things will get cooler in Hanko: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Kuusamo. Traveling from Hanko in February, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Ruka ©
Ruka

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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.
On the 1st (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Discover how to plan a Akaslompolo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Thu), hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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