8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then admire the masterpieces 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 find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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, delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Ukko-Koli, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) 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 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 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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