16 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Mannerheim Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Raseborg (Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen & Raseborg Castle). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route maker 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. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Paavolan Tammi, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, thenmake a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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