15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). On the 30th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). On the 1st (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and have fun at Kids' Land.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip builder app .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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