6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."

Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.