22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

3
nights
Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
King's Road ©
King's Road

3
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 26°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rukatunturi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rukatunturi, with lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuusamo
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Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Escape Room Kuusamo ©
Escape Room Kuusamo

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with Bliss Adventure, then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in February, and nighttime lows around 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Pelkosenniemi, Church of Sodankyla
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Arctic Husky Farm ©
Arctic Husky Farm
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online day trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 9°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Wingrens Dogsafaris, Seven Fells Up, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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