8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Wed), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then stop by LAURI, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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.
On the 11th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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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 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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