9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Siida and Gold Prospector Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, & more). On the 16th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saariselka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Saariselka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Saariselka at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Marttiini. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Marimekko, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
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