8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester


2
nights
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 8th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
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 11th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Plan my day in Inari using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hietaranta Beach and Norman Travels. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be warmer, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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