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
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

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 (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from London in October, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Mon), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Perameren Kansallispuisto.

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Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Kemi, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
Tornion vesitorni ©
Tornion vesitorni
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in October, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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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 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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