10 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Saariselka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Saariselka to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in September, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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