6 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

6 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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6 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Barcelona


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary site .

Barcelona, Spain to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. In August, Kuusamo is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus, and then see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Oulu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo