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
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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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi road trip site.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Oulu, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

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.