9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Saariselka

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.
On the 26th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Saariselka at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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 27th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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