8 days in Nurmes & Mantsala Itinerary

8 days in Nurmes & Mantsala Itinerary

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Nurmes
— 5 nights
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Mantsala
— 2 nights
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Nurmes

— 5 nights
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venajanhiekka and Myllymuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Nurmes side-trips: Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi), Juice Leskinen Statue (in Juankoski) and Juuka (Tulikiven Kivikyla, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga, relax and rejuvenate at Kylpyla Spa Bomba, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nurmes trip planning website.

Helsinki to Nurmes is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Nurmes reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. You'll set off for Mantsala on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Nurmes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantsala

— 2 nights
Mäntsälä is a municipality in the province of Southern Finland, and is part of the Uusimaa region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kuhakoski Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of Home of Aleksis Kivi, and then get out in the countryside at Jau Jau Icelandic Horses.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mantsala tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Mantsala takes 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mantsala are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mantsala

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips