8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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 27th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 31st (Thu), get great views at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online route builder .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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