14 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Saariselka, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Saariselka

— 2 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.
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Houston, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. In December, Saariselka is cooler than Houston - with highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Ivalo

— 2 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

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Ivalo is very close to Saariselka. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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You can fly from Ivalo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Ivalo in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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