10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Portland

3
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Portland to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in January, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 26°F by day to 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 3rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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