5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Krakow

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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 11th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Krakow in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

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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 13th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

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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. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online road trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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