15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, stroll through Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rukatunturi trip maker.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning website.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

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."