8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Bratislava to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in February, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In February, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Trails · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Fri), see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.