8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ivalo
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planning website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In February, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kemi attractions planning app.

Fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Kemi to be slightly colder, temps between -4°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip app.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in February, expect little chillier with lows of -15°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ivalo holiday maker app.

Ivalo is very close to Saariselka. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · 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."