14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Levi
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Canberra to Helsinki. Traveling from Canberra in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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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.