11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Ranua away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris