15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Piarco International Airport

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Bellevue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Beach Mansikkalahti (in Kotka). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip app.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Port of Spain to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Port of Spain in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Kansallisgalleria ©
Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salla travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Salla. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Salla hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Salla Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Salla Ski Resort
4.4
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Historic Site
Paikanselan Taistelualue
4.0

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka Bowling. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gold Prospector Museum
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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