8 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Dayton, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dayton to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dayton in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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 Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Saariselka at 22°F and lows at 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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