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: Houston
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Houston

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner .

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Houston in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Action Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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