7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Ivalo
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Helsinki
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Ivalo

— 3 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get great views at Otsamo Fell and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ivalo trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Ivalo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Ivalo is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in March, things will get colder in Ivalo: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Guide-Matti. Explore hidden gems such as Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, deepen your understanding at University of Helsinki (Helsingin Yliopisto), explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, and take in the views from Rakkauden Silta.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

You can fly from Ivalo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Ivalo in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."