5 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ivalo Safaris. On the 16th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then join in the after-dark buzz at Ivalo Safaris. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ivalo Safaris
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Ivalo Safaris ©
Ivalo Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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