11 days in Saariselka & Rauma Itinerary

11 days in Saariselka & Rauma Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 7 nights
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Rauma
— 3 nights
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Saariselka

— 7 nights
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 Ruijanpolku Trail and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Church of Sodankyla. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Taatsin seita (in Kittila), Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Juutua Nature Trail, &more) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Pyha-Nattanen Fell). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Saariselka. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Rauma.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rauma

— 3 nights
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, then delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then take 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 4.5 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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