6 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexpand 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, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to 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 more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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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, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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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