8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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 29th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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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 30th (Mon): hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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