16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Lieksa

— 2 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stroll through Ukko-Koli. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Lieksa. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Lieksa hover around -2°C and lows are around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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.
Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Saariselka with the Route module. In February, Saariselka is slightly colder than Lieksa - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi online travel planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 3 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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 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."