7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation tool.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 24th (Wed), do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

— 1 night
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 25th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder website.

Drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation app.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.