4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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."