16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amman
Drive:  38​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  39​h
End: Amman

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning site .

Amman, Jordan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 63-hour car ride. In January, Rovaniemi is much colder than Amman - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

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Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip planning app .

You can drive from Kemi to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kemi in January; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Trails Nature Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Siida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in January, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Tours Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -11°C and lows are around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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