8 days in Oulu, Ranua & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Oulu, Ranua & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Oulu, Ranua & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Oulu
— Few hours
Bus:  2 h
2
Ranua
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel route planning website .

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In February, Oulu is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Ranua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel tool .

You can drive from Ranua to Rovaniemi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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