14 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Aland Island Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Aland Island Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Aland Island Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Mariehamn
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Durham


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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Helsinki is 7 hours. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari holiday planner.

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in June; daily highs in Inari reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning app .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour planning site .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 18th (Mon): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Aland Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, and admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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