22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, approximately Juuka away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Koli National Park to be little chillier, temps between -9°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rukatunturi when traveling from Koli National Park in February, with lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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Saariselka

— 4 nights
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 (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 9th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi tour site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."