8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online itinerary maker.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally get great views at Rylays Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."