14 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Saariselka
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Feelapland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
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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.
Attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Hippupuoti Gift Shop make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Levi Huskypark (in Kongas). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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