10 days in Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Oulu
— 1 day
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Sirkka
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Oulu

— 1 day
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Oulu is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Oulu reach 0°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and Rovaniemi City Library. Step out of the city life by going to 66 Arctic Adventures and Ranua Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sirkka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

Sirkka

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Zero Point Rental and Snow Fun Safaris Lapland. Explore hidden gems such as Sarestoniemi Museum and Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sirkka trip maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sirkka in 2.5 hours. In March in Sirkka, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sirkka

Outdoors · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

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.