37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In February, Helsinki is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:

Koli National Park

— 6 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: stroll through Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

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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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koli National Park in February since evenings lows in Rukatunturi dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Saariselka

— 5 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 (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

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: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 23rd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski and then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tornio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Tornio takes 4 hours. In February in Tornio, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pello (Eeron Polku Trail & Ski Resort Ritavalkea) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

Getting from Tornio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 10:

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."