8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. When in Joensuu, make a side trip to see Paateri in Lieksa, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Joensuu travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joensuu in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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