8 days in Lapland & Finland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 30°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, then make a trip to Senate Square, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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