12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights

2
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours as well as Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the 20th (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take a memorable tour with Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route builder.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (21°F), and nights are much colder (6°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

9
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti (Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, Musical Fountain, &more) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much warmer, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lahti, Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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