8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip site.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and get interesting insight from Matkailutila Paimentupa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."