31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Nuorgam
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Traveling from London in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 5th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi journey maker site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

Nuorgam

— 1 night
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Alma Arktika.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nuorgam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Levi to Nuorgam in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Levi to Nuorgam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Levi in February, Nuorgam is a bit warmer at night with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Otsamo Fell). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nuorgam to Saariselka. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nuorgam in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Isokuru and then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rukatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 5 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. February in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

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: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:

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."