9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Levi
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Rovaniemi
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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.
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

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

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures. Step out of Levi to go to Kolari and see Powerun Adventures, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Powerun Adventures ©
Powerun Adventures
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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