6 days in Rovaniemi, Ranua & Oulu Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi, Ranua & Oulu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Ranua
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ranua road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu holiday app.

Traveling by bus from Ranua to Oulu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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