15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Nairobi

3
nights
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder.

Nairobi, Kenya to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In December, Helsinki is colder than Nairobi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, have a few drinks at Saariselka Bowling, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi attractions site.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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