14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Finland sightseeing planner
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Use Klarna Trips's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.
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Akaslompolo — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Levi (Icekarting Levi, Lapland Safaris Levi, &more) and Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures & Lapland Hotels SnowVillage).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salla.
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Salla — 1 night

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski & Active, look for all kinds of wild species at Salla Wilderness Park, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salla online trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rukatunturi.
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Rukatunturi — 1 night

On the 31st (Tue), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rukatunturi takes 1.5 hours. In January in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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