8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and then whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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