13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari, Finland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kirkenes, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ivalo, Finland
— 1 night
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Inari, Finland — 5 nights

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari day trip planning site.

Rome, Italy to Inari is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Inari is colder than Rome - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 2 nights

Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
Nordkapp Municipality is known for nature, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery - East of the Sun, shop like a local with The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and see what you can catch with North Cape Experience.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality trip planning site.

You can drive from Inari to Nordkapp Municipality in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Nordkapp Municipality. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in February; daily highs in Nordkapp Municipality reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes, Norway — 4 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Go for a jaunt from Kirkenes to Grense Jakobselv to see Lungomare about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of Barents Safari Tours, don't miss a visit to Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet, and pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kirkenes trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Kirkenes takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in February: high temperatures in Kirkenes hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ivalo.
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Ivalo, Finland — 1 night

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. On the 13th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ivalo online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kirkenes to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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