6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Akaslompolo. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Akaslompolo at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Akaslompolo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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