9 days in Saariselka & Inari Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Inari Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Saariselka

— 4 nights
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 Gold Prospector Museum and Church of Sodankyla. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka tour planner.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Saariselka at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Visiting Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Inari sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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