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

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."