8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
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 15th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Levi is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Levi hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kemi day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kemi are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Kemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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