12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  25 h
1
Saariselka
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Pune

4
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.
Visit Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church for their historical value. Let the collections at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and have a few drinks at Saariselka Bowling.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka attractions planner.

Pune, India to Saariselka is an approximately 25- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pune to Saariselka. In May in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Arboretum Mustila. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask, and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Hvittrask, Hiidenvuori, Castle Hill, Snappertunan kirkko
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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