10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
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 in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Helsinki. Traveling from Portland in January, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (26°F), and nights are little chillier (17°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 (Tue), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thenget in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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