13 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and cool off at The Swimming Stadium.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ranua Zoo. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village