13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 4 nights
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 Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). And it doesn't end there: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December, Saariselka is colder than Singapore - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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 · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nightlife
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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 Kansallisgalleria and Hietaranta Beach. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 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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