9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Oslo

4
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.
Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool .

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in February, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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