13 days in Finland, Norway & Abisko Itinerary

13 days in Finland, Norway & Abisko Itinerary

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13 days in Finland, Norway & Abisko Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Narvik, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kabelvag, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kilpisjarvi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kittila, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Rovaniemi, Finland

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip site .

In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Silverfallet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Lights Over Lapland, then see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station, and then don't miss a visit to Trollsjon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Abisko trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Abisko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi to Abisko, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Abisko is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Narvik.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bjorkliden
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Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Aurora Sky Station ©
Aurora Sky Station

1
night
Narvik, Norway

Narvik
or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Narvik trip planner .

Getting from Abisko to Narvik by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Narvik sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Kabelvag on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Narvik

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Kabelvag, Norway

Kabelvag ©
Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along Festvagtind Hike, then trek along Tjeldbergtind, then see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kabelvag trip maker tool .

Drive from Narvik to Kabelvag in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kabelvag can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Leknes.

Things to do in Kabelvag

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, Festvagtind Hike
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Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

1
night
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and then head off the coast to Lofoten Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Uttakleiv Beach, take in the waterfront at Nusfjord Fishing Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kvalvika Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kabelvag to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Leknes sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lofotr Viking Museum, Lofoten Island, Nusfjord Fishing Village
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

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nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
On the 14th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, then appreciate the history behind Roald Amundsen Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso online trip builder .

You can fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Tromso sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

1
night
Kilpisjarvi, Finland

Kilpisjarvi
On the 16th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi holiday planner.

You can drive from Tromso to Kilpisjarvi in 2.5 hours. In October in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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nights
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route tool .

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Kittila, Finland

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kittila vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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