8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Valletta - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · 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 14th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks
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Helsinki

— 3 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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.