5 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Inari: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

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