26 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

26 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Kittila
— 2 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
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Salla
— 2 nights
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Posio
— 1 night
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online itinerary maker.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are colder (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 3rd (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Muonio online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Sarkitunturi ©
Sarkitunturi

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo. Keep things going the next day: stop by Jemes Sport.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip planner.

Getting from Muonio to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then make a trip to Taatsin seita.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kittila takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luosto attractions site.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Luosto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Luosto ©
Luosto
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary site.

Pyhatunturi is just a short distance from Luosto. January in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 13th (Mon), hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi sightseeing planner.

Pelkosenniemi is just a stone's throw from Pyhatunturi. In January, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and then gear up at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Salla in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

Discover how to plan a Posio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Salla to Posio in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get your game on at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, then step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Kemi trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Kemi in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday builder.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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