7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Ivalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Inari is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Inari. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ivalo day trip planning tool.

Ivalo is just a short distance from Inari. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka route maker site.

Saariselka is just a short distance from Ivalo. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranua Zoo and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, visit Katajanokka, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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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."