8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ranua Zoo and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Ranua Zoo ©
Zoo
Ranua Zoo
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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 10th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi online road trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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