22 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

22 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights
2
Kilpisjarvi, Finland
— 2 nights
3
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
4
Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
5
Leknes, Norway
— 13 nights


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3
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planning app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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nights
Kilpisjarvi, Finland

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Saana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in June: highs in Kilpisjarvi hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

2
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 1st (Wed), meet the residents at Polaria, look for gifts at Wabi Sabi AS, then see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Lone Slydahl, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, then admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tromso online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Tromso in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso ©
Wabi Sabi AS ©
Wabi Sabi AS

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night
Tromso, Norway

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tromso trip itinerary planning site.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Tromso Domkirke ©
Tromso Domkirke
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

13
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grottebadet Waterpark. Attractions like Lofoten Island and Himmeltinden make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leknes: Nusfjord Fishing Village (in Nusfjord), Kabelvag (Kabelvag Church, The Lofoten Aquarium, &more) and Reinebringen (in Reine). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvalvika Beach, and examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leknes online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Leknes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Svolvaer, Kabelvag, Vestvagoy, Ramberg
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Rambergstranda Beach ©
Rambergstranda Beach