4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Levi is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zurich in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
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 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey maker tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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