7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: 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 get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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