9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then have fun at Action Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Feelapland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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