11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, 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 °C and lows about °C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, thenget in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, thenpause 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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saariselka vacation maker website.

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 °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

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral 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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Saariselka, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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