9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Taiga Colors, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much 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 · Nature

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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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 24th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Shopping
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Feelapland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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