7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  7​h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf


2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari road trip site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla travel route planner .

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salla to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salla in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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