8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Explore hidden gems such as Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Newark, USA to Oulu is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Ruka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Shopping Center Kumpare. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

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Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

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