8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally stop by Marttiini Senaatintori.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 18th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning website.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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