12 days in Oulu, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Oulu, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Oulu
— Few hours
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

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Nashville, USA to Oulu is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Oulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in February, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Oulu: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites

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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 10th (Wed): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in February, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Get outdoors at Safaris and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Mannerheim Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka

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