6 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sat), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip app .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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