5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool.

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 difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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