8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Pien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planning app .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 1st (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Inari online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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