14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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