9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, &more). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saariselka is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Saariselka is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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 ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; 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
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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