13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Saariselka
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka Bowling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Saariselka to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Gold Prospector Museum
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Mon), stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Science Museum
Pilke Science Centre
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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and The National Museum of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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