12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 1st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi planning site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

5
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.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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