14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Eeron Polku Trail. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get outside with TravelHouse, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eeron Polku Trail
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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