6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seville
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Seville

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Seville, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Seville in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Levi

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 5th (Sat), hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then have fun at Action Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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