8 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Ullanlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in June, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 27th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find out how to plan a trip to Akaslompolo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then stop by Keittioelamaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and then shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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