5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Ivalo
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
4
Oulu
— 1 night
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Ivalo

— 1 night
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ivalo day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ivalo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Ivalo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Ivalo to be much colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. You will leave for Kittila on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see the winter wonderland with Seven Fells Up and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner.

Fly from Ivalo to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kittila in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Oulu are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."