14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Atlanta - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), see the winter wonderland with Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris and then hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi journey planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary site .

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. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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