8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Milan in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi online trip maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and make a splash at The Swimming Stadium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

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