8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 17th (Wed): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 19th (Fri), take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails · Parks
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rukatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rukatunturi to Vaasa. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rukatunturi in November: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Let the collections at The National Museum of Finland and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a tour by water with Dive Finland Oy.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."