8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
day
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 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Porto, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Porto in January, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luosto online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 22nd (Tue): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Museums
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ullanlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

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 January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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