17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + Bus:  21 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
— 8 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Halifax


Rovaniemi ©
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 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by Lapland Forestry Museum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Halifax, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Halifax to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village


Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 58 minutes away. On the 22nd (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage


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.
Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), make a trip to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral