8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stop by Katajanokka.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 15°F and lows of -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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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 14th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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