5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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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 29th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route builder 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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."