15 days in Helsinki, Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Salla
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

7
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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Tampere (Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, Spas, &more) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Tampere, Hanko, Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salla: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Salla. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Salla reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Kiutakongas Rapids
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Napapiirin Porofarmi. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village