8 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Sat), stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

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. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in January, with highs in Tampere at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder website .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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