5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Krakow, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Krakow in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · 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 9th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."