7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 8th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 9th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Levi dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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