9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online road trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Saariselka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Saariselka is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Saariselka reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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