14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  33​h
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kalajoki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kuusamo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get colder in Kuusamo: highs are around -1°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taivalkoski online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Taivalkoski takes an hour. In November in Taivalkoski, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalajoki.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

#Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

2
nights
Kalajoki

Kalajoki ©
Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): have fun at Jukupark Kalajoki. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Maakalla and then see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalajoki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Taivalkoski to Kalajoki takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Taivalkoski in November, expect Kalajoki to be a bit warmer, temps between 2°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kalajoki

#Outdoors, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Maakalla ©
Maakalla
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Jukupark Kalajoki ©
Jukupark Kalajoki

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, enjoy some diversion at Hoplop Oulu, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalajoki to Oulu takes 2 hours. In November in Oulu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Parks

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Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo