9 days in Kajaani & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Kajaani & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Kajaani & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Kajaani
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kajaani


Kajaani ©
Get out of town with these interesting Kajaani side-trips: Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi), Vuokatti (Vuokatti Bowling & Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti) and Suomussalmi (Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti & The Silent People). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, pause for some photo ops at Pietari Brahen Patsas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka.

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In February, daily temperatures in Kajaani can reach -4°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kajaani

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Suomussalmi, Sotkamo, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Venajanhiekka
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

You can drive from Kajaani to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©