5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki — 1 day

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 20th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in February, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Saariselka.
Spas · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka travel route website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi journey builder site.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi — 1 night

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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."