4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 1 day
End: Helsinki

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online vacation builder.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
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 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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