11 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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

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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 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka route planning site.

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Saariselka is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach 27°F and lows reach 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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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 5th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ivalo holiday planner.

Ivalo is just a stone's throw from Saariselka. In November, daytime highs in Ivalo are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

You can fly from Ivalo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Ivalo - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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