8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and The Aalto House. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Levi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

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.