11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Turku City Library (in Turku) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in February, with highs in Helsinki at 33°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train 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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then stroll through Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

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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 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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