8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Appreciate the collections at Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. On the 21st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka journey website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
LAURI ©
LAURI

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