10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Poznan, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Poznan to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Poznan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helsinki, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safartica Yllas and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi. On the next day, hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.