10 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi journey planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kemi due to the time zone difference. In April, Kemi is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 18th (Thu), have fun at Action Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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