8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bratislava in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm and then take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luosto itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning tool.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Fells Up and Safartica Yllas. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi journey planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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 5th (Sat), walk around Kaisaneimi Park, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.