4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than Reykjavik - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Tampere at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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Galleria Ronga
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Okra.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

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