12 days in Kemijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Kemijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kemijarvi
— 4 nights
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights

4
nights
Kemijarvi

Kemijarvi ©
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Ski Resort and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Church of Sodankyla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemijarvi: Kuusamo (Shopping Center Kumpare & Kiutakongas Rapids) and Posio (Pentik Hill & Riisitunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kemijarvi trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Kemijarvi is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Kemijarvi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Kemijarvi hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Kuusamo, Posio, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Kemijarvi to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Kemijarvi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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