4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."