8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, make a trip to Old Market Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In April, Helsinki is slightly colder than Brussels - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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