15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 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, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You've now added Riisitunturi National Park to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, and then shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio travel website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. January in Posio sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rukatunturi trip website.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rukatunturi takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Rukatunturi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka route planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 11th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."