7 days in Rovaniemi & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, catch some excitement at Feelapland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Tampere hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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