8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get your game on at True VR. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (3°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
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1
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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Inari: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

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
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 2nd (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Muonio trip planner .

Drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Trails Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
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 3rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kittila day trip site .

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Kittila in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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