13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Saariselka, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

4
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.
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 Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Saariselka is an approximately 24- hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Saariselka, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone 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

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 see reviews, photos, 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
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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.
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 Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at Adventure Park Zippy, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -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 Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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