6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and 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 Bristol to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."