8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
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 Mannerheim Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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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, thenmake 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 °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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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

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, thensee 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 °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
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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