7 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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