7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi tour planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

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
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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