10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then stop by Artisaani, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be cooler, around -17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 22nd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Winter Sports Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Visiting Safaris and Ranua Zoo will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Lifestyle, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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