9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping
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Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Otsamo Fell and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like German Soldier s Cemetery and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: have fun at Angry Birds Park, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get in on the excitement at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda

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