6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 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 9th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) 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.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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."