8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route website .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in April, you will find days in Koli National Park are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey builder app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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