12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tampere (Sarkanniemi Theme Park & Pyynikki's Swim Hall), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere, Mielakka Ski Center, Ahvenisto, King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the next day, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, thenhit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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