9 days in Helsinki Region, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 13th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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