9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bellevue Beach and Katajanokka. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach Mansikkalahti and Adventure Park Zippy. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Heureka ©
Heureka

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Kids' Land and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Feelapland, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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