16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. 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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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, thenmake a trip to Paateri, thenenjoy 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.

To plan Lieksa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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.
Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 56 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Saariselka with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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