9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Gold Prospector Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saariselka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Saariselka is 1 hour. In December, Saariselka is much colder than Amsterdam - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Okra capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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