15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 5th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planning tool.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Koli National Park

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park. Traveling from Saariselka in May, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Helsinki

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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