8 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Dayton

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heureka and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

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Dayton, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dayton to Helsinki. Traveling from Dayton in February, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 26°F, while days are slightly colder, around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Ruijanpolku Trail. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 22°F and lows about 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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