15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kajaani Airport, Drive to Sotkamo
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hiukka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tampere to Sotkamo. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Sotkamo - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Jemes Sport and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safartica Yllas. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."