17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Muonio online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
On the 21st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Syote travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Syote takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planning website .

Getting from Syote to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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