7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi itinerary maker app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 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 December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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