9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Step out of Levi to go to Kolari and see Powerun Adventures, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday app.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On your second day here, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.