Taipalsaari Wooden Church

Taipalsaari Wooden Church

Vastavalo/Ari Niippa

Vastavalo/Ari Niippa

Route for Culture Lovers in Finland

Extend your knowledge about the Finnish tradition, culture and history on this special self-drive route.

On this self-drive tour, you will find the planning is meant for all those interested in local people, lifestyles, culture, and history, along with cultural events and sights.

Do you focus on value high-quality, authenticity, uniqueness, beautiful landscapes, local food as well as specialties and good service, you will find this route is a perfect arrangement for you!

Throughout this route, we have compiled recommendations on locations to choose from and stay for the desired time.

Recommended route

You start in Helsinki and go to Kouvola, Mikkeli, Jyväskylä, Tampere and back to Helsinki. Driving this route, you will have the possibility to explore some of the best Finland has to offer – the gems that may sometimes be hard to find for travelers.

We have also added recommendations for beautiful scenic routes in the Finnish Lakeland, whenever the route allows it. We believe that our suggestions can help you to plan and enjoy a fascinating and memorable holiday.

The best way to follow the route is by car. 

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Top destinations on your self drive tour

Helsinki

Helsinki

Finland`s capital has lot of museums and the design scene and saunas are legendary here

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli

Mikkeli is known as Finland`s holiday capital number one related to the more than 10400-holiday cottages in the area around the town and Lake Saimaa.

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Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland.

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Tampere

Tampere

When visiting Tampere you still gets the feeling of being in a smaller city, although it has grown big by Finnish standards.

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