16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour site.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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3
nights
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, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 18°F and lows reach 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
Pielisen Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Otsamo Fell, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0
Otsamo Fell ©
Lookout
Otsamo Fell
4.8

2
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Akaslompolo

On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Seven Fells Up ©
Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.8

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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