7 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around -9°C, while days are colder, around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 24th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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