52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 16 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nuorgam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
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Helsinki

— 16 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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park), Tampere (Vanha Kirkko, Tea Shop Veistrom, &more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore and take pictures at King's Road, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Joensuu Church and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Joensuu and see Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Koli National Park: highs are around -9°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, head outdoors with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi journey maker app.

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 January, Rukatunturi is slightly colder at night with lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Husky Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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.
Attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel route builder app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

Nuorgam

— 2 nights
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): cast your line with Alma Arktika.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nuorgam trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Nuorgam in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saariselka in February since evenings lows in Nuorgam dip to -8°C. You will leave for Levi on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Nuorgam

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Sarkitunturi, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, &more) and Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Levi takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nuorgam in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Pello

— 2 nights
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Eeron Polku Trail, take an exotic tour of Soulmate Huskies, and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pello trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 18th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and then have some family-friendly fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Nordic Safaris, and then explore the activities along Kukkolankoski.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tornio road trip planner.

Drive from Pello to Tornio in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tornio are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Emotions Oy, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 28:

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."