6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, 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.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then take a memorable tour with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rukatunturi online route maker.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Rukatunturi with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Rukatunturi are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are colder (-16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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Levi

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 13th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, stroll through Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Levi in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then 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 find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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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."