8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Muscat

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder tool .

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Muscat - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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