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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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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."