23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, stroll through Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi road trip site.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Otsamo Fell, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka vacation planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 14th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:

Helsinki

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."