15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Koli National Park

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 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Koli National Park hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo. Expect little chillier evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Koli National Park in December, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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