12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours as well as Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning tool .

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from 21°F by day to 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park) and Lahti (Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, Musical Fountain, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Cap off 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
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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