7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aalborg
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Aalborg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Aalborg, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aalborg to Helsinki. Traveling from Aalborg in January, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Mon), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Kittila, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Thu), see Santa Claus Office and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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