15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Pello
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Fagervik Church (in Raseborg), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Tampere (Finlayson Church, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

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Pello

Pello ©
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial and then take an exotic tour of Soulmate Huskies.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pello vacation planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Pello. In January, Pello is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -12°C and lows of -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Historic Site
Maupertuis Memorial
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3
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Powerun Adventures in Kolari, approximately Kolari away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pello to Levi in 2.5 hours. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Powerun Adventures
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luosto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Arctic Husky Farm
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3
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Mountain
Luosto
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Must see
Safaris
4.4
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8