15 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

15 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Finland & Norway Itinerary

Start: Riihimaki, Finland
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Inari, Finland
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
3
Kabelvag, Norway
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
4
Svolvaer, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Kilpisjarvi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Kemijarvi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Joensuu, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Imatra, Finland
— 1 night
train:  30​min
12
Lappeenranta, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Riihimaki, Finland

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Inari, Finland

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Riihimaki to Inari is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riihimaki in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at North Cape, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and then get outside with Knivskjellodden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Inari to Nordkapp Municipality takes 6 hours. Traveling from Inari to Nordkapp Municipality, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nordkapp Municipality: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kabelvag.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

North Cape
Highlights from your plan
North Cape ©
North Cape
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
The Gallery - East of the Sun ©
The Gallery - East of the Sun

1
day
Kabelvag, Norway

Kabelvag
Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer and then hike along Festvagtind Hike.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kabelvag vacation maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nordkapp Municipality to Kabelvag in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Kabelvag can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Kabelvag

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Henningsvaer

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Svolvaer, Norway

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Svolvaer tour itinerary website .

Svolvaer is very close to Kabelvag. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

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night
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the views at Himmeltinden and then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leknes journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Tromso sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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night
Kilpisjarvi, Finland

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Saana and then trek along Tsahkal Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi tour planner.

You can drive from Tromso to Kilpisjarvi in 2.5 hours. August in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Saana ©
Saana

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Kemijarvi, Finland

Kemijarvi
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemijarvi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Kemijarvi in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. August in Kemijarvi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Historic Sites

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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 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kemijarvi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, and then go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joensuu journey planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Rylays Hill
Highlights from your plan
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

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night
Imatra, Finland

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 19th (Mon), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, trek along Malonsaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Joensuu to Imatra by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lappeenranta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Lappeenranta is just a short distance from Imatra. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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