9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Bus to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha, Train to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Toulouse, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Toulouse to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toulouse in March, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi route website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and train from Levi to Helsinki in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.