9 days in Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

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Oulu
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ivalo

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel route planner.

In March, daytime highs in Oulu are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. You will leave for Kemi on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Icebreaker Sampo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the winter wonderland with Kemi SnowCastle. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Icebreaker Sampo and then stroll through Kukkolankoski.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oulu to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lordi's Square, Arktikum, Lapland Safaris - Rovaniemi, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. You will leave for Saariselka on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. You'll set off for Ivalo on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Ivalo

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ivalo travel planner.

Ivalo is very close to Saariselka. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.