9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online journey maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure

Side Trip

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

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenhike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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