17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pello
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Otsamo Fell, Tuula's Reindeer, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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4
nights
Levi

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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 13th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi holiday builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

1
night
Pello

Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pello trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pello are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

1
night
Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, and then try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tornio online trip builder.

You can drive from Pello to Tornio in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tornio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

1
night
Rukatunturi

On the 23rd (Wed), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then take a memorable tour with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."