Day 1/2: Helsinki to Kouvola
Collect your motorhome from our rental partner but take some time to explore this historic city, which dates from 1150. There are many art noveau buildings, as well as neo-classical, some of which give Helsinki its nickname “the white city of the north”
En route to Kouvola, you will pass through Porvoo, the countrys second oldest city.
A place to stay: Camping Tykkimaki
Day 3: Kouvola to Mikkeli
110km – 2 hours
The drive today takes you past many lakes and dense forests. Mikkeli has one of the largest wooden churches in Finland as well as three interesting museums
A place to stay: Visulahti Camping
Day 4: Mikkeli to Joensuu
250km -4 hours
Be sure to stop off at Olavinlinna Castle on your drive. This is one of the best known historic sites in the country. As you enter the region of North Karelia, you will be surrounded by lakes and rivers.
A place to stay: Campsite Koli Freetime
Day 5: Joensuu to Nurmes
280km – 5 hours
This route goes through the Koli National Park which offers spectacular scenery and a range of activities throughout the year.
Nurmes is famed for its unspoilt surroundings, pure crystal clear water and clean air
A place to stay: Campsite Hyvarila
Day 6: Nurmes to Kajaani
110km – 2 hours
A short drive today, but the marketplace in Kajaani, on the banks of the River Kajaaninjoki is worth a visit. The 17th Century ruined castle and the wooden town hall are fascinating.
A place to stay: Campsite Naapurivaaran Lomakeskus
Day 7: Kajaani to Kuopio
180km 3 hours
Kuopio is a Lakeland harbour town known for its dance and wine festivals. Life revolves around the lakefront and many enjoy watching steam boats on the water. The Puijo Tower offers amazing views of the lake district.
A place to stay: Campsite Atrain
Day 8: Kuopio to Tampere
300km 4 hours
A long drive, which can be broken up with a visit to Jyvaskyla, a lively city which is famous for physical recreation and sport with themed walking and cycling routes.
Tampere is known as the Sauna Capital of the world and is home to the world’s only Moomin Museum! According to residents, Tampere is not just a city, it’s a state of mind.
A place to stay: Tampere Camping Harmala
Day 9: Tampere to Helsinki
200km 3 hours
A leisurely drive back to the capital city to drop off your motorhome