5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Thu), stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi. In February, Rovaniemi is cooler than Manchester - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner .

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 February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

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