15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Otsamo Fell & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner.

Deer Lake, Canada to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Deer Lake to Saariselka is 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Deer Lake in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 3 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, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Helsinki

— 4 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."