9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Bus to Rovaniemi, Train to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

London, UK to Helsinki 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.