8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Explore hidden gems such as The Aalto House and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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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 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Inari, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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