9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Saariselka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Birmingham to Saariselka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Saariselka is much colder than Birmingham - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip builder tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Muonio takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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