15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
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, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. 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 · Museums · Theme Parks · 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 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.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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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 maps, where to stay, ratings, 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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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.
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 find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. 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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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.
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.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 · Parks · Nature
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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."