11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Turku Castle and Temppeliaukion Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Turku City Library (in Turku). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in February, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 33°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 22°F and lows about 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
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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 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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