10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

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.