9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 30th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Plan trip to Akaslompolo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Akaslompolo is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 2nd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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