4 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Tampere at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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