Finnish national road 4
|Finnish national road 4|
|Valtatie 4, Riksväg 4|
|Maintained by the Finnish Transport Agency|
|Length:||1,295 km (805 mi)|
|Existed:||1938 – present|
|Major cities:||Lahti, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Kemi, Rovaniemi|
|Highways in Finland|
Finnish national road 4 (Finnish: Valtatie 4 or Nelostie; Swedish: Riksväg 4 or Riksfyran) is a highway in Finland. It is the main route from Helsinki to Northern Finland and a major road link in the country. It runs from Erottaja in Helsinki to Sami Bridge in Utsjoki. The road is 1,295 kilometres (805 mi) long. The road is also part of the European route E75 and it is a part of TERN.
The original highway 4 ran from Helsinki to Petsamo before World War II. Since the end of the war, the road has been rerouted to Ivalo and Karigasniemi on the Norwegian border. Other route modifications have been made through the years.
About 200 kilometres (120 mi) of the highway is motorway.
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