16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder.

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 much colder 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 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Icekarting Levi & Levi Ski Resort).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online itinerary builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."