8 days in Oulu, Ranua & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Oulu, Ranua & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Oulu
— Few hours
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Ranua
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally shop like a local with Kauppahalli.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In February, Oulu is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Ranua is known for zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ranua sightseeing website.

Drive from Oulu to Ranua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Rovaniemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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Christmas House Santa

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