15 days in Oslo & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Oslo & Finland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Pyhatunturi, Finland
— 1 night
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Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
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Koli National Park, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Shop till you drop at Aker Brygge and Vestkant Torget Antique Market. Step out of the city life by going to Oslofjord and Zipline. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and visit Vulkan Neighbourhood.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo online attractions planner.

Muscat, Oman to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. In August, Oslo is cooler than Muscat - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Oslofjord ©
Oslofjord

1
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Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Pyhatunturi, Finland

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi vacation planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
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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.
On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Koli National Park, Finland

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Koli National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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