12 days in Helsinki & Tankavaara Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Tankavaara Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Tankavaara
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Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Malta International Airport

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Helsinki

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tampere (Spy Museum & Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas), Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Turku Castle, &more) and Main Church (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tankavaara

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Tankavaara. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Tankavaara hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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