4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around -3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday app .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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