11 days in Saariselka & Rauma Itinerary

11 days in Saariselka & Rauma Itinerary

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Start: Saariselka
1
Saariselka
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Rauma
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Saariselka

7
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.
Visiting Juutua Nature Trail and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Taatsin seita (in Kittila), Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Church of Sodankyla, &more). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Saariselka. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Sodankyla, Gold Prospector Museum, Taatsin seita, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 23:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thendelve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rauma online visit planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Rauma in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in May, expect Rauma to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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