Luxury One-Week Finland Road Trip from Helsinki traveling east to Mikkeli, Joensuu, and Kotka

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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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Escape for the holiday of a lifetime with this 8-day luxury road trip in Finland!

Finland offers the ultimate luxury holiday experience for anyone up for an unforgettable adventure, including couples, families, solo travelers, and friends.

Your exclusive luxury holiday package will bring you to the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in the best destinations in Finland. With this perfectly planned vacation itinerary, you will stay 3 nights in Helsinki, 1 night in Mikkeli, 1 night in Joensuu, and 2 nights in Kotka, experiencing the ultimate luxury vacation in Finland.

Finding the perfect luxury lodging is going to make your vacation in Finland feel truly special. The home for your 8-day luxury holiday will be only the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Finland. You will choose from the best selection of luxury hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located along your carefully planned self-drive route.

Upon arriving in Finland, you will collect the luxury rental vehicle of your choice. We will provide you with the best car rental for the entirety of your 8-day luxury self-drive holiday, including CDW insurance.

Throughout your exclusive vacation in Finland, you will get to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the country. These are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you will find on your luxury travel itinerary in Finland.

Between attractions and activities, you will have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in Finland. Here you can find unique souvenirs to preserve the memory of your luxury holiday in Finland.

This exclusive travel plan is designed to include everything you need to have the best vacation in Finland. By booking this luxury holiday package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 8-day road trip in Finland. Let the experts figure out the details, so you can focus on enjoying.

To deliver the best experience possible, we make it easy for you to customize each day of your luxury holiday in Finland before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you will be able to explore Helsinki, Mikkeli, Savonlinna, Joensuu, Imatra, Parikkala, and Kotka at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey. Enjoy a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, including all travel documents for your exclusive getaway to Finland.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Finland fill up quickly, so book your luxury vacation package in advance. Select a date and start planning your luxury holiday in Finland today!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 3 nights
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka / 2 nights
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of lakes and forest in Imatra, Finland.Imatra
South Savo - region in FinlandSouth Savo / 1 night
Joensuu - city in FinlandJoensuu / 1 night

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Photo of scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland.Market Square
Senate Square, Kruununhaka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSenate Square
Photo of Statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, at Esplanadi park avenue in Helsinki, Finland.Esplanadi park
Photo of entrance gate and ticket office of the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island.Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo of aerial View of Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.Temppeliaukio Church
Photo of Helsinki Cathedral over city center in spring, Finland.Helsinki Cathedral
Photo of art gallery Ateneum. Museum of Finnish, international art.Ateneum
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Sibelius Monument (artist Eila Hiltunen, 1967) dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki Sibelius Park, it consists more than 600 hollow steel pipes, Helsinki, Finland.Sibelius Monument
Photo of bridge to the Olavinlinna Olofsborg, the 15th-century medieval three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland.Olavinlinna Castle
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
SkyWheel Helsinki, Katajanokka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSkyWheel Helsinki
Savonlinna Market SquareSavonlinna Market Square
Photo of spillway on hydroelectric power station dam Imatrankoski, Imatra, Finland.Imatrankoski
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Parikkala Sculpture Park, Parikkala, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandParikkala Sculpture Park
Photo of the new sea museum Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland.Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLanginkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
Lusto's main building on the right and the extension on the left.Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
Maretarium, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMaretarium
Maritime Museum of Finland, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMaritime Museum of Finland
Photo of Sibeliuksenpuisto, Kotka, Finland.Sibeliuksenpuisto
Isopuisto, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandIsopuisto
Kumparepuisto, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKumparepuisto
Kruununpuisto, Imatra, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKruununpuisto

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Day 1

Day 1 – Helsinki - arrival day

  • Helsinki - Arrival day
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  • Esplanadi park
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Your luxury holiday in Finland begins as soon as you reach the city of Helsinki. There, you’ll pick up the luxury rental vehicle of your choice and hit the roads!

Tonight, you will be treated to a stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Helsinki. We have picked out three of the most exclusive luxury lodging and hotel options for you to choose from.

When it’s time to eat, Helsinki has restaurants and bars to suit all budgets.

Reserve a table at Palace, a 2 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining establishment in Helsinki. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious modern offering makes it a crowd favorite. Palace is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Helsinki is Finnjävel Salonki, which critics have graced with 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its contemporary menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Finnjävel Salonki’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, Olo. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Helsinki for its appetizing selection of food, including its modern courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

Go back to your hotel, take a stroll through the city, or head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day of your luxury vacation in Helsinki.

To have one of the best bar experiences in Helsinki, we recommend going to the wonderful Kaisla. This bar offers a variety of phenomenal dishes and drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, check out Roasberg. This is a favorite place to hang out among locals, and an excellent place to visit if you wish to make new acquaintances while enjoying a refreshing drink. Roasberg has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,256 customers.

Yet another excellent option is the popular One Pint Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 796 customers, so be sure to check out whether this is the place to celebrate tonight.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day luxury vacation in Finland and look forward to more fantastic days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour

  • Sibelius Monument
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Market Square
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
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On day 2 of your exciting luxury holiday across Finland, you will continue exploring the city of Helsinki. You still have 1 night left in the city. Enjoy your break from the road and spend this day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Helsinki. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions in the city.

This activity is one of many you can add to your luxury travel plan to make your vacation in Finland truly memorable.

After a full day of exploring, treat yourself to a delightful dinner or a refreshing drink at the best spots in Helsinki. Choose from a selection of excellent restaurants and bars and find the perfect place for your evening.

Go back to your hotel, take a stroll through the city, or head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day of your luxury vacation in Helsinki.

If you’re up for classic drinks with a modern flair, consider going to Liberty or Death. Around 685 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Helsinki also enjoy the cocktails at Restaurant Vltava. This place is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 5,124 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for an expertly crafted celebratory drink is Hotel Kämp. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,508 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your luxury holiday in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki and Mikkeli

  • Helsinki
  • South Savo
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Drive 239 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Ateneum
  • Kaivopuisto
  • SkyWheel Helsinki
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
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Wake up to day 3 of your luxury holiday in Finland! Remember to have a hearty breakfast because today will be filled with memorable adventures in Helsinki and Mikkeli. With a flexible itinerary, you're free to adapt and explore additional attractions or enjoy spontaneous discoveries. Your stay of 1 night at a luxury hotel in Mikkeli adds a touch of comfort to your journey.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Ateneum. This art museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Helsinki, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,449 visitors. Around 400,000 people visit this attraction every year.

Kaivopuisto is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,621 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to SkyWheel Helsinki. Visitors have rated this ferris wheel an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,888 reviews.

Korkeasaari Zoo, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 498,266 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a zoo rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 12,452 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Mikkeli. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 38 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

Relax and unwind in style as you spend the night at one of the top luxury hotels in in Mikkeli.

After a long day of discovering the unique quirks of Finland, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely meal or enjoy a refreshing drink. We’ve gathered the most recommended dining and drinking spots in the city so you can check out the menus and make advance reservations.

At the top-rated restaurant Eepin Grilli, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of both food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 745 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Fernando's Restaurant is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 777 customers.

A third restaurant you could check out is bar Dom. Bar Dom offers a menu of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. We'll let its excellent rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 618 customers speak for itself.

After an incredible dinner, cap off the night with a glass of beer, cocktail, or any refreshing drink.

To have one of the best bar experiences in Mikkeli, we recommend going to the wonderful Jälkipeli Pub, Karaoke, Sports Bar. This bar offers a variety of phenomenal dishes and drinks and has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 430 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, check out Mikkelin Keskusbaari Oy. This is a favorite place to hang out among locals, and an excellent place to visit if you wish to make new acquaintances while enjoying a refreshing drink. Mikkelin Keskusbaari Oy has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 235 customers.

Yet another excellent option is the popular Patteri Baari. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117 customers, so be sure to check out whether this is the place to celebrate tonight.

Reminisce about your day, look through photos, and prepare for another great day to come! Your luxury holiday in Finland has plenty more in store for you.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Savonlinna and Joensuu

  • Savonlinna
  • Joensuu
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Drive 264 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Savonlinna Market Square
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
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On day 4 of your luxury holiday in Finland, your road trip route will take you exploring the best of Savonlinna, Savonlinna, and Joensuu. The day's journey will conclude in Joensuu, a city that offers you comfort and relaxation for 1 night. With a day brimming with amazing attractions ahead, fuel up with a hearty breakfast to savor every moment of your luxury vacation in Finland.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Mikkeli, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Savonlinna. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Relax and unwind in style as you spend the night at one of the top luxury hotels in in Joensuu.

After a full day of exploring, treat yourself to a delightful dinner or a refreshing drink at the best spots in Joensuu. Choose from a selection of excellent restaurants and bars and find the perfect place for your evening.

According to reviews, Ravintola Kreeta is one of the absolute best places to eat in Joensuu. This restaurant offers a fantastic menu and impeccable service, deserving of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 949 reviews.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try a local favorite, check out Pizzeria Roihu. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 832 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

If your taste buds call for something different, book a table at Local Bistro. This popular restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 543 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, you can head back to your hotel to relax, or, go out for a drink.

When you’ve finished your meal, visit Bar Play Joensuu for a well-deserved after-dinner drink. One of the best bars in the city, Bar Play Joensuu has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 787 customers.

If you’d rather go to a different spot, Ravintola Filipof is another great option. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 258 bar-goers.

60's Palaver is also a great city bar with a welcoming atmosphere. 60's Palaver has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 398 customers.

Raise a toast to another amazing day of your luxury holiday in Savonlinna, Finland and seize the opportunity to celebrate.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Imatra, Parikkala, and Kotka

  • Imatra
  • Kotka
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Drive 346 km, 4 hours 22 min

  • Parikkala Sculpture Park
  • Imatrankoski
  • Kruununpuisto
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Wake up to day 5 of your luxury road trip holiday in Finland! Today, you will get the opportunity to visit multiple fantastic bucket-list destinations in the country as you head towards the city of Kotka, where you'll be staying for 2 nights. The day's itinerary unfolds with a diverse array of experiences in Imatra, Parikkala, and Kotka.

Set your GPS to Kotka and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 50 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kotka beckons with new experiences!

Relax and unwind in style as you spend the night at one of the top luxury hotels in in Kotka.

Exploring new destinations can leave you craving great food and drinks. Satisfy your cravings and unwind by visiting the finest restaurants and bars in Kotka.

At the top-rated restaurant Erkan Bistro & Restaurant, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of both food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 998 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Tai Hing is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 816 customers.

A third restaurant you could check out is Maritime Centre Vellamo. Maritime Centre Vellamo offers a menu of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. We’ll let its excellent rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 customers speak for itself.

After dinner, you can enjoy some downtime at your hotel or head out to a bar for a couple of drinks.

Cap off the evening at Players Sports Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 572 customers and is one of the best bars in Kotka.

Reminisce about your day, look through photos, and prepare for another great day to come! Your stress-free luxury holiday in Finland has plenty more in store for you.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Kotka

  • Kotka
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Drive 28 km, 46 min

  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Maritime Museum of Finland
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
  • Kumparepuisto
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On day 6 of your luxury holiday, you’ll get the opportunity to experience the spectacular city of Kotka. You’ll stay in Kotka for 1 night, which gives you enough time to discover some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast and get ready for an entire day of enjoying Kotka to the fullest.

This activity is one of many you can add to your luxury travel plan to make your vacation in Finland truly memorable.

Exploring new destinations can leave you craving great food and drinks. Satisfy your cravings and unwind by visiting the finest restaurants and bars in Kotka.

As your first day in Kotka is coming to an end, retreat to a bar for some celebration. Immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling a signature cocktail or regional specialty.

One of the top bars in Kotka is Frans & Rosalie, Kotka. This claim is supported by 480 customers who have rated it an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast to another amazing day of your luxury holiday in Kotka, Finland and seize the opportunity to celebrate.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Kotka and Helsinki

  • Kotka
  • Helsinki
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Drive 139 km, 2 hours 13 min

  • Sibeliuksenpuisto
  • Isopuisto
  • Maretarium
  • Sapokka
  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
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Wake up to day 7 of your luxury holiday in Finland! Remember to have a hearty breakfast because today will be filled with memorable adventures in Kotka and Helsinki. With a flexible itinerary, you're free to adapt and explore additional attractions or enjoy spontaneous discoveries. Your stay of 1 night at a luxury hotel in Helsinki adds a touch of comfort to your journey.

Make Sibeliuksenpuisto one of your first sightseeing stops in Kotka. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 590 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Isopuisto is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 608 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Maretarium. This aquarium has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,539 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Sapokka. A trip to this popular park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,810 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Katariina Seaside Park‎. This park enjoys an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,357 local and international travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Helsinki. This car ride takes around 1 hour 43 min.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Relax and unwind in style as you spend the night at one of the top luxury hotels in in Helsinki.

After exploring the unique sights of Finland, savor a delicious meal or get refreshed with a drink. We’ve gathered the most recommended restaurants and bars in the city of Helsinki for you so you can browse their menus in advance and make a reservation.

One of the top restaurants in the area is Restaurant HOKU. This amazing restaurant offers great food meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients. Over 966 diners have left the restaurant with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another restaurant that many travelers recommend is Restaurant Savotta. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,076 customers, this restaurant is praised for its variety of dishes, warm ambiance, and amazing service.

You can also try the delicious food served at Ravintola Nerone for a unique dining experience. 951 tourists and locals alike have approved of this restaurant by giving it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Helsinki also has several great bars that will fit every travel budget.

Celebrate this wonderful day with sumptuous cocktails at Ravintola Teerenpeli, a terrific bar to unwind after a busy day. Around 2,025 customers rated this bar with an impressive average of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

You can continue your amazing night of celebration at Restaurant Teatteri. This bar has been rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,757 customers, and is an excellent place to mingle with locals and fellow travelers.

Transform your evening at The Riff. This popular bar rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,017 customers, offers great cocktails, good service, and a lovely atmosphere.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your luxury holiday in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Helsinki - departure day

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  • Kaisaniemi Park
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Today is the last day of your 8-day luxury holiday in Finland and it’s soon time to start your journey home. This is your chance to get one last glimpse of Helsinki before saying goodbye.

On your last day in Finland, take time to indulge in shopping at Helsinki’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Finland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Don’t travel hungry. Take the opportunity to savor the local cuisine in Helsinki one last time before you head to the airport.

At the top-rated restaurant Restaurant Merimakasiini, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of both food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 992 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Ravintola Nokka is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 744 customers.

A third restaurant you could check out is Restaurant Elite. Restaurant Elite offers a menu of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. We’ll let its excellent rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 875 customers speak for itself.

You will then say farewell to Helsinki and begin your journey home. We wish you safe travels and a warm welcome home, with unforgettable memories and incredible photos from your luxury holiday in Finland in your luggage!

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