6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation builder

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Make it your trip
Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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 21st (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 nights
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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi travel route builder site.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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 25th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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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."