8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Angeli Reindeer Farm, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip app.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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