16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Koli National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Koli National Park: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary 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 slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Hossa National Park in Suomussalmi, approximately Suomussalmi away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo journey planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Hossa National Park
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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