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Essential Finland: Helsinki to Lapland

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Fly into: Helsinki Fly out of: Helsinki
Total Duration: 10 days

Fixated on Finland? From dazzling design to ancient castles and unspoiled beauty, Finland has a lot to offer the adventurous traveler. Time your visit to catch the midnight sun in June.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Architecture
Days 1-4
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1 Helsinki

Saunas and Style

  • See some of Finland's famous designs at the Designmuseo
  • Break a sweat in a traditional Finnish sauna and take a dip in one of the public baths
  • Have a taste of Finland at the Old Market Hall on the waterfront
  • History
  • Shopping
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Days 5-6
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2 Suomenlinna

Finland's Island Fortress

  • Suomenlinna, an island fortress dating from the mid-1700s, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an easy day trip via ferry
  • Porvoo is a living record of Helsinki's past, preserved for modern times
  • See the home of J.L. Runeberg, Finland's national poet
  • Architecture
  • History
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Days 7-10
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3 Lapland/Arctic Circle

Finland's Indigenous Region

  • Learn about the Sami (Lapp) people at the Arctic Research Center
  • Catch a concert at the Lappia-Talo
  • Lapland is unspoiled—take in the great outdoors
  • Natural Beauty
  • Architecture
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