9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -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 · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

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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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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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally visit Katajanokka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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