15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Trieste

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Rovaniemi

— 2 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Trieste, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Trieste in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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 Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 19th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get interesting insight from Lapland Safaris Levi, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rukatunturi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 25th (Thu): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. On your second day here, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

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."