5 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kemi vacation planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get cooler in Kemi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then have fun at Action Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kemi in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Trails Nature

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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