6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
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 21st (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."