9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dusseldorf

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church and then examine the collection at The Helsinki Fire Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in January, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Kuusamo at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 6th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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