6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Ivalo
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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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.
Bring the kids along to Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Ivalo on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ivalo

Ivalo
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ivalo travel route builder site .

Ivalo is just a short distance from Saariselka. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Ivalo to Helsinki with the Route module. In July, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Ivalo - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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