18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for gifts at Tea Shop Veistrom. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kolari to see Powerun Adventures about 54 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 28th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rukatunturi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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."