15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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 ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). Spend the 1st (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi holiday builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. 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
Safaris

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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