6 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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 19th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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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