7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Levi

— 1 night
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 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi tour planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi 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 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.