22 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Norman Travels will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Pieni Suklaatehdas (in Porvoo) and Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Aurlahti Beach, Pieni Suklaatehdas, Raseborg Castle, Bellevue Beach
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church about 1h 10 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka vacation site.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

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

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then don't miss a visit to Pyhakero.

Planning Muonio trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. December in Muonio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Enontekio
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 31st (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenhit the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila vacation app.

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about an hour. December in Kittila sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Your Piece Of Finlandfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Rovaniemi Church. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of °C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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