15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Bellevue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Beach Mansikkalahti (in Kotka) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, 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 °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Parola Armour Museum, Bellevue Beach, Beach Mansikkalahti, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Salla

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, thentake 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
nights
Saariselka

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 Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari, approximately Inari away. There's lots more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Explore hidden gems such as Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Icekarting Levi. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online visit planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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