5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and then make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."