13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trot along with Wanha Raatesalmi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rukatunturi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour along fresh powder with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 4.5 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 drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary builder tool.

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

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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 regionĀ 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."