15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Posio
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Beach Mansikkalahti). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In June, Helsinki is little chillier than Montreal - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Posio sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Posio. In June, Posio is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Posio to Salla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Inari

— 2 nights
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 10th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari route app.

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 12th (Wed): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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.