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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Katajanokka, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Bratislava in February, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Spas · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). It doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Husky Farm, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto travel planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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.