11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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