9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Inari, about 1h 5 min away.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker site.

Boston, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in August, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Runeberg Park (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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