11 days in Rovaniemi & Koli National Park Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Koli National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Rovaniemi & Koli National Park Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Rovaniemi

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Korouoma Canyon and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Feelapland and Rovaniemi City Library. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio), Sodankyla (Luosto & Church of Sodankyla) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tatuka Palvelut, Kemi Church, Korouoma Canyon
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Luosto ©
Luosto

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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