8 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 15th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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 17th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

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Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

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.