16 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

16 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Syote, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Luosto, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kirkenes, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Karasjok, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Inari, Finland
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Levi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Syote, Finland

Syote
To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Syote trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Luosto on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Syote

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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2
nights
Luosto, Finland

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luosto journey website.

Drive from Syote to Luosto in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Luosto are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka attractions planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Museums Trails

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Kirkenes, Norway

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, see the interesting displays at Varanger Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Pasvik Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter and then see the top attractions with Snowhotel Kirkenes.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kirkenes trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Kirkenes with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Karasjok.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Snowhotel Kirkenes ©
Snowhotel Kirkenes
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum

1
night
Karasjok, Norway

Karasjok ©
Karasjok or Kárášjohka or Kaarasjoki is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Samediggi - Sami Parliament, take in the exciting artwork at Boble Glasshytte, then admire the masterpieces at De Samiske Samlinger - The Sami museum in Karasjok, and finally examine the collection at Sapmi Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Karasjok attractions planning website.

You can drive from Kirkenes to Karasjok in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Karasjok

Museums Shopping
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Sapmi Park ©
Sapmi Park
Boble Glasshytte ©
Boble Glasshytte
Samediggi - Sami Parliament ©
Samediggi - Sami Parliament

2
nights
Nordkapp Municipality, Norway

Nordkapp Municipality ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Honningsvag Church, take an in-depth tour of Nordkappmuseet, then appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, take in the dramatic natural features at North Cape, and then head outdoors with Knivskjellodden.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nordkapp Municipality trip planning site.

You can drive from Karasjok to Nordkapp Municipality in 4.5 hours. September in Nordkapp Municipality sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Cape, Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
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Nordkappmuseet ©
Nordkappmuseet
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

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day
Inari, Finland

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nordkapp Municipality to Inari. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nordkapp Municipality to Inari due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Samiland. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 50 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

Planning Levi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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