15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nuorgam
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenirfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Levi Ski Resort. Take a break from Akaslompolo with a short trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery in Levi, about 1h 5 min away.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Nuorgam

— 1 night
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cast your line with Alma Arktika.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nuorgam trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Nuorgam takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saariselka in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -8°C in Nuorgam. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Adventure · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi travel planner.

You can drive from Nuorgam to Rukatunturi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuorgam to Rukatunturi is 1 hour. In February, Rukatunturi is little chillier than Nuorgam - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

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."