8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Gaya

3
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Gaya, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Gaya to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Gaya in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Parks Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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