8 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki 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

— 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Manchester - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Winter Sports
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Kids' Land and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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