14 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  26​h
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h
Houston

3
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 31st (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Houston, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Saariselka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 21°F and lows are around 6°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
days
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ivalo day trip planning tool .

Ivalo is just a short distance from Saariselka. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Museums, #Tours, #Shopping

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida ©
Siida
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website .

Explore your travel options from Ivalo to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ivalo in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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