11 days in Central Finland & Saariselka Itinerary

11 days in Central Finland & Saariselka Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to London

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Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

London, UK to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Jyvaskyla. Traveling from London in January, things will get colder in Jyvaskyla: highs are around -7°C and lows about -14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Saariselka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Jyvaskyla to Saariselka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jyvaskyla in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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