18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  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
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brussels in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ukko-Koli and Paateri. Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Koli National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kimito Island in December, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuhmo trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuhmo takes 2.5 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

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kiutakongas Rapids and Hossa National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Shopping Center Kumpare. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Hossa National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yllas Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rovaniemi City Library and Rovaniemi Church. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
LAURI ©
LAURI

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