22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, approximately Juuka away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In January, Koli National Park is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -9°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

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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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rukatunturi when traveling from Koli National Park in February, with lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). Spend the 9th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi tour site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."