8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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