9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sat), wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Helsinki is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bratislava in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Saariselka.
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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): take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. You'll set off for Levi on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Saariselka

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Senate Square and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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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.