5 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
Fly:  22​h 15​min
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Qingdao

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Qingdao, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Qingdao in February, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -6°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 7th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route planning website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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