12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  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
bus + 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): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Pyhatunturi

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

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 1st (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting 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. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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