14 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Aland Island Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Aland Island Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning app.

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Durham in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in June, with highs in Inari at 57°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka itinerary planning site.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Saariselka are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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1
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Shopping
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 18th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Levi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aland Maritime Museum and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Bomarsund in Sund (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, and contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Mariehamn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.

Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.