15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

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Koli National Park

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 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Keep things going the next day: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Koli National Park at -9°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi route builder website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -19°C in Rukatunturi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take a memorable tour with Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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Akaslompolo

Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Elan Ski Shop & Rental, Icekarting Levi, &more), Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

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."