9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

1
night
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 13th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Kittila is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dublin to Kittila, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Kittila at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Muonio vacation planning tool .

Drive from Kittila to Muonio in 1.5 hours. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Winter Sports Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 16th (Sun), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much warmer, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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