18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Kimito Island to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielisen Museum and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Kimito Island to Koli National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kimito Island in December, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuhmo trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuhmo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hossa National Park and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Visiting Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Kiutakongas Rapids will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Hossa National Park
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Kuusamo in December, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Visiting Kids' Land and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Safaris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Rovaniemi City Library. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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