9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Levi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Levi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Levi Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turun Kauppahalli and Hakaniemi Market. Shop till you drop at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Galerie Anhava. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Turku Castle & Galleria Joella). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Turku
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Winter Sports Fun & Games

Side Trip

Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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