8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Ranua
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Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 2 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 some cultural insight at Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Appreciate the collections at Finnish Aviation Museum and Didrichsen Art Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and see the interesting displays at Military Museum of Manes.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Kemi to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Ranua

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ranua road trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Ranua by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Levi on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 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 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi travel route planner.

Getting from Ranua to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.