11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Helsinki, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Helsinki is cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Seven Fells Up about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 11th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Levi reach 24°F and lows reach 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.