21 days in Finland & North Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Finland & North Iceland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland & North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku, Finland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
4
Kittila, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ranua, Finland
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Inari, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Posio, Finland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
9
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  28 h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Memorial to the Gustaf II Adolf Diet in 1616, then take in the exciting artwork at Gumbostrand Konst & Form, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Halosenniemi Museum
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum

1
night
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kittila.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Samiland ©
Samiland
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Kittila, Finland

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On your second day here, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then delve into the distant past at Taatsin seita.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kittila itinerary planning website .

Kittila is just a stone's throw from Levi. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Ranua, Finland

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Ranua vacation maker tool .

Drive from Kittila to Ranua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Luosto Adventures and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore hidden gems such as LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Maupertuis Memorial in Pello--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Ranua to Rovaniemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maupertuis Memorial, Luosto Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

2
nights
Inari, Finland

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Inari is little chillier at night with lows of -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

1
night
Posio, Finland

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary site .

Drive from Inari to Posio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
For shopping fun, head to Puffin and Friends or Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Visit Víðimýrarkirkja and Saurbaejarkirkja for their historical value. Step out of Akureyri to go to Varmahlid and see Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, examine the collection at The Industry Museum, hit the slopes at Hlíðarfjall, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri tour builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Posio to Akureyri. The time zone difference when traveling from Posio to Akureyri is minus 2 hours. In January, Akureyri is warmer than Posio - with highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Puffin and Friends
Highlights from your plan
Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

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