8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Okra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Gunnarstrand). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -21°C in Levi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.