7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

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 5th (Tue): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip tool.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route builder tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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