8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Enontekio
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ivalo
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Milan

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Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Jyppyra lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Enontekio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Milan, Italy to Enontekio is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Enontekio at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.
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Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

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night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tankavaara trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Enontekio to Tankavaara with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Ivalo

Ivalo
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. On the 28th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ivalo online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Ivalo takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ivalo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari planner .

Drive from Ivalo to Inari in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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