8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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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 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi online vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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Highlights from your trip

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Helsinki

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.