10 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip app .

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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.
Attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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