9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 22°F and 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 16th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto tour builder site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Luosto, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 12°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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 17th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 19th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 9°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 33°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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