6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi — 1 night

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the next day, meet the residents at Ranua Zoo and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.
Wildlife · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip
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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 23rd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports
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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.
On the 25th (Sat), stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.
Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports · Parks
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Helsinki — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): visit Katajanokka, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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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."