14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Claus Office and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Arktikum and Lapland Forestry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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