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

3
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.
Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday builder .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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