7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + 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
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi online attractions planner .

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, stroll through Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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