8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Imatra road trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Imatra is an approximately 17-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Imatra hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 15th (Thu), head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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