9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Stockholm

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The National Museum of Finland, Stockmann Department Store, Temppeliaukio Church, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Hietaranta Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Village. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in November, and nighttime lows around 16°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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