8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

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.
On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and finally stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get a dose of the wild on Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."