8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tallinn in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Levi

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 (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Levi travel route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.