8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Gaya, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaya to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gaya in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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 10th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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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.