7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
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nights
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Pielinen and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

1
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."