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 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kids' Land and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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