8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Ullanlinna and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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