8 days in Helsinki & Sodankyla Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Sodankyla Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Sodankyla Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

4
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.
Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sodankyla trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Sodankyla. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Sodankyla at 20°C and lows at 9°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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