12 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get outside with Seven Fells Up, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip maker site .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Tampere by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in November, with highs in Tampere at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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