8 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in April, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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