17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Stockholm in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. You will leave for Levi on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lapland Safaris Levi and Levi Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio), Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get the adrenaline pumping with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris, and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route planning site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Rukatunturi

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally stroll through Wanha Raatesalmi. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi visit app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Mannerheim Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. In March, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rukatunturi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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."