With two weeks in Finland, you can take in the highlights of Helsinki and the Lapland region on an epic winter holiday, complete with a northern lights tour, a snowmobile adventure, and a visit to Santa's Village. For all things Christmas, opt for a winter itinerary that visits Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland to learn about their unique holiday traditions. If you prefer summer, take advantage of the midnight sun on a Finland nature tour that'll get you exploring deep into Lapland's pristine wilderness.

Itinerary #1: Finland Epic Winter Holiday

Winter enthusiasts will love this two-week itinerary exploring Helsinki and Finland's northernmost region of Lapland. See for yourself the official town of Santa Claus, explore the outdoors by snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing, and chase the northern lights onboard a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Snowy Finland in the Arctic Circle
Snowy village in Finland's Arctic Circle
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Helsinki, Explore Helsinki
Day 2 Helsinki Walking Tour, Afternoon at Leisure Helsinki
Day 3 Porvoo Day Trip, Transfer to Pyhä Pyhä
Day 4 Ice Climbing Experience, Northern Lights Tour in a Reindeer Sleigh Pyhä
Day 5 Snowshoeing to an Amethyst Mine Pyhä
Day 6 Transfer to Ivalo, Northern Lights Tour in a Snow Tank Ivalo
Day 7 Day Trip to a Sami Village Ivalo
Day 8 Transfer to Ylläs, Skiing in Ylläs Ylläs
Day 9 Snowmobile Tour Ylläs
Day 10 Transfer to Rovaniemi, Visit the Arctic SnowHotel Rovaniemi
Day 11 Visit Santa's Village on Your Own, Northern Lights Tour Rovaniemi
Day 12 Husky Sledding Safari Rovaniemi
Day 13 Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Adventure Rovaniemi
Day 14 Depart Rovaniemi  

Welcome to Finland! Your adventure starts in Helsinki with two days of exploring the Design District, Old Market Square, Helsinki Cathedral, and more on a guided walking tour and on your own. Next, wander the medieval streets of Porvoo before an overnight train brings you to Lapland in northern Finland. With three nights in Pyhä, you'll have time to try ice climbing and snowshoeing and spend an evening seeking the northern lights while on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Next, get deeper into Finland's wilderness with a trip to Ivalo and tour Inari village, home to Sámi people, who are the only First Nations people in the European Union. Try skiing and snowmobiling in Ylläs, followed by a transfer to the Arctic Circle for your last four days. With Rovaniemi as your base, embrace the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa Claus Village, embark on a husky sledding safari, and spend a day touring the snowy forests of Korouoma Canyon. Purchase any last-minute souvenirs, then say your goodbyes to Finland and catch your flight out of Rovaniemi Airport. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Finland Summer Nature Tour

Witness the midnight sun, hike, fish, and raft in Lapland's pristine wilderness, and roam quirky, colorful streets on this two-week summer adventure. Ideal for those who want to spend nights well away from the city and see firsthand the abundant wildlife of Pyhä and Rovaniemi, this trip will leave you happily exhausted and with a camera filled with scenic photos.

Spend a night in a log cabin in the northernmost region of Finland while looking for brown bears
Spend a night in a log cabin in the northernmost region of Finland while looking for brown bears
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Helsinki, Explore Helsinki
Day 2 Tour of Suomenlinna, Afternoon in Porvoo Helsinki
Day 3 Hike in the Archipelago Sea, Helsinki Sauna Tour Helsinki
Day 4 Transfer to Turku, Walking Tour Turku
Day 5 St. Olav's Bike Tour Turku
Day 6 Picnic Cruise on the Aura River, Transfer to Rovaniemi Rovaniemi
Day 7 Canoe Tour, Midnight Sun Photography Tour Rovaniemi
Day 8 Arctic Wilderness Hike  Rovaniemi
Day 9 River Cruise on an Electric Rubber Boat Rovaniemi
Day 10 Transfer to Kuusamo, Overnight Bear Watching Experience Kuusamo
Day 11 Transfer to Pyhä, Explore Pyhä
Day 12 Bird & Wildlife Watching Tour Pyhä
Day 13 Fishing Experience Pyhä
Day 14 Transfer to Rovaniemi, Depart  

Your summer adventure in Finland begins with three days in Helsinki. You'll have ample time to tour the 18th-century Swedish sea fortress of Suomenlinna, wander the medieval streets of Porvoo, and hike ​​in the Archipelago Sea. After a relaxing evening on a sauna tour, a train brings you to Finland's oldest city, Turku. Get to know the city through the eyes of a local guide, then switch gears and embark on an e-bike tour along St. Olav Waterway. Before catching an overnight train to Rovaniemi, spend your last taking in Turku from a riverboat trip down the Aura River.

Once you've reached Rovaniemi, leave your bags at the hotel and get ready for a half-day canoe trip followed by an evening photography tour of the midnight sun. Over the next two days, you'll have a chance to explore Lapland's wilderness on foot and via an electric rubber boat before enjoying an overnight bear-watching experience in Kuntilampi. The final four days of your Finland summer adventure bring you to Pyhä-Luosto National Park, where you'll embark on a wildlife-watching tour and a guided fishing trip until it's time to catch your flight home from Rovaniemi Airport. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Sustainable Finland & Baltic Christmas Adventure

Take a deep dive into the Christmas traditions and markets of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland on this two-week sustainable itinerary filled to the brim with all things winter. Pack plenty of layers and, with the help of local guides, discover each country's holiday magic and eccentricities.

Experience festive Christmas markets like this one in Riga, Latvia
Festive Christmas markets in Riga, Latvia
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Vilnius (Lithuania), Explore Vilnius
Day 2 Vilnius Vilnius
Day 3 Day Trip to Trakai Vilnius
Day 4 Bus to Riga (Latvia), Explore Riga
Day 5 Riga Christmas Tour, Free Afternoon in Riga Riga
Day 6 Transfer to Tallinn (Estonia), Explore Tallinn
Day 7 Tallinn Christmas Tour, Free Afternoon in Tallinn Tallinn
Day 8 Bog Hiking Tour Tallinn
Day 9 Transfer to Helsinki, Walking Tour Helsinki
Day 10 Porvoo Private Day Tour, Transfer to Rovaniemi Rovaniemi
Day 11 Visit Santa's Village, Northern Lights Tour Rovaniemi
Day 12 Arctic SnowHotel Visit, Visit SantaPark on Your Own Rovaniemi
Day 13 Husky & Reindeer Safari Rovaniemi
Day 14 Depart Rovaniemi  

Begin your adventure with three nights in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. You'll immediately get into the holiday spirit with a tour of two Christmas markets, a festive cooking class, and time to roam the city on your own. After a day trip to Trakai to tour Trakai Castle in the center of Lake Galvė, you'll leave Lithuania behind and take a bus to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. A local guide will introduce you to Latvia's holiday traditions, then enjoy an afternoon between Riga Central Market and the many museums and cathedrals dotted around the city.

Another bus ride brings you to Estonia's capital, Tallinn, home to a UNESCO-listed Old Town and the lively Tallinn Christmas Market. Take your time wandering the stalls and indulging in treats, as the following day, you'll don a pair of bog shoes and head out on a bog hiking tour. Next, board the Tallink Silja ferry and cross the Baltic Sea to Finland. Enjoy a day exploring Helsinki's cathedrals and squares; then, after an overnight train to Lapland, you'll have four days to visit Santa's Village, hunt the northern lights, and embark on a husky safari before catching your onward flight from Rovaniemi Airport. Learn more

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Map of 2 Weeks in Finland - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Finland - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas