15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Rovaniemi

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark and Santa Claus Village make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Rovaniemi Church. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder site .

In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi tour planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website .

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, Levi is slightly colder than Kemi - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Luosto

On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

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

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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