11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
The Swimming Stadium ©
The Swimming Stadium

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation builder tool

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -7°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
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