8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online vacation maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari tour planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thencontemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, thenexamine the collection at Design Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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