13 days in Finland, Norway & Kiruna Itinerary

13 days in Finland, Norway & Kiruna Itinerary

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Oulu, Finland
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Pyhatunturi, Finland
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Karasjok, Norway
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
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Alta, Norway
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Kilpisjarvi, Finland
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Tromso, Norway
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Kiruna, Sweden
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Kemi, Finland
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Vaasa, Finland
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Nokia, Finland
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Jyvaskyla, Finland — 1 night

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuokkalan silta as well as Tourujoen Luontopolku. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku.

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Espoo to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oulu.
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Oulu, Finland — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder tool.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pyhatunturi.
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Pyhatunturi, Finland — 1 night

On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Pyhatunturi, take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, and then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi route maker app.

You can drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Karasjok.
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Karasjok, Norway — 1 night

Karasjok or Kárášjohka or Kaarasjoki is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Samediggi - Sami Parliament as well as Rappa Waterfalls. On the 6th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Sami Center for Contemporary Art, admire the landmark architecture of Samediggi - Sami Parliament, and then admire the sheer force of Rappa Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karasjok planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Karasjok in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pyhatunturi to Karasjok is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Pyhatunturi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Karasjok, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Honningsvag Church, Nordkapphallen and Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Honningsvag Church, then don't miss a visit to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nordkapphallen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality online itinerary planner.

Getting from Karasjok to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karasjok in July: highs in Nordkapp Municipality hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alta.
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Alta, Norway — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kafjord Church. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kafjord Church and then explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alta trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Alta, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilpisjarvi.
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Kilpisjarvi, Finland

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Alta to Kilpisjarvi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Kilpisjarvi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Our Lady Catholic Church, Grotfjord, Tromso Domkirke, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, and finally make a trip to Tromso Bridge. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Telegrafbukta Beach, stop by Snarby Strikkestudio, then explore the activities along Grotfjord, and finally explore the activities along Prestvannet Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tromso are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kiruna.
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Kiruna, Sweden — 1 night

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trollsjon as well as Silverfallet. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trollsjon, take in the dramatic scenery at Silverfallet, and then don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kiruna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tromso to Kiruna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kemi.
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Kemi, Finland — 1 night

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kiruna to Kemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kiruna to Kemi. July in Kemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.
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Vaasa, Finland — 1 night

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Bragen ulkoilmamuseo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, then make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then examine the collection at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

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You can drive from Kemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nokia.
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Nokia, Finland — 1 night

Nokia is a town and a municipality on the banks of the Nokianvirta River (Kokemäenjoki) in the region of Pirkanmaa, some 15km west of Tampere. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko and then don't miss a visit to Up and Under - Land Art.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Nokia trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Nokia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Nokia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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Northern Ostrobothnia travel guide

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Ski Areas · Beaches · Flea Markets
Northern Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia.

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.
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Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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