13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Grenoble
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
End: Grenoble

2
nights
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Grenoble, France to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Grenoble in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 (Sat): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. On the next day, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
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 in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, stroll through Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 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 your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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