7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Oulu route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Oulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Oulu to Rukatunturi by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oulu in January: high temperatures in Rukatunturi hover around -11°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Spas · Winter Sports · Shopping · Outdoors

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Arctic Husky Farm (in Pelkosenniemi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Northern Ostrobothnia travel guide

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Ski Areas · Beaches · Flea Markets
Northern Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia.

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