9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
End: London

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Ruka and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour planner.

London, UK to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kuusamo. Traveling from London in March, things will get much colder in Kuusamo: highs are around -2°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Ruka ©
Ruka

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

1
night
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 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in April: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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