15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Helsinki is 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than Port of Spain - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salla sightseeing site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Salla. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Salla are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are cooler (-16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). On the 29th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka holiday tool .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: have fun at Kid's Land and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi trip maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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