9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
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 Poro Farmi, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rome in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel route website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning site .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

Similar Plans

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Hamina BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans