9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Stadin Panimo ©
Stadin Panimo

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