11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Saariselka
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

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Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks · Adventure
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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 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be warmer, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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