11 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Ivalo
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online route maker.

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Saariselka is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Saariselka. Traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in January, expect Saariselka to be cooler, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. On the 8th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. On the next day, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ivalo online itinerary builder.

Ivalo is just a stone's throw from Saariselka. In January in Ivalo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ivalo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Ivalo in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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