5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Traveling from London in January, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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 15th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, get interesting insight from Tours, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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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."