9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + train:  12​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toulouse

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip site .

Toulouse, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toulouse to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Toulouse in March, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 10th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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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 the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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