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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in April, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) 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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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