9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation builder.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Bratislava to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in February, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Trails · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

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.