8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Bratislava, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In February, Helsinki is slightly colder than Bratislava - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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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 28th (Mon): take an exotic tour of Safartica Yllas and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Luosto Adventures.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto online trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -9°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.