8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
New Delhi

2
days
Helsinki

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Haaksirikkoiset, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village
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