7-Day Finland Road Trip from Rovaniemi to Ruka

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
6 nights included
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7 days included
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Economy included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Finland as you embark on an unforgettable 7-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Rovaniemi, Ruka, and Kuusamo. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Finland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Rovaniemi, and 3 nights in Ruka. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Finland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Rovaniemi, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Finland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Finland. Santa Claus Village and Rukatunturi are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Rovaniemi, Ruka, and Kuusamo, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Finland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Finland.

Throughout your road trip in Finland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Finland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Finland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Finland today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Rovaniemi Finland, panorama of the city with Kemijoki river in the back and Ounasvaara fell with the city heart at the left.Rovaniemi / 3 nights
Photo of stunning sunset view over wooden huts and snow covered trees in Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland.Kuusamo
photo of beautiful view of Finnish landscape with trees in snow, ruka, karelia, lapland, hilly winter landscapes in famous winter sports area called Ruka.Ruka / 3 nights

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Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta Claus Village
Photo of Rukatunturi is a 490 meters high fell and a ski resort in Kuusamo in the middle of lakes and evergreen forests of Finland.Rukatunturi
Santa Claus Office, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta Claus Office
photo of a river in winter at Oulanka National Park, Finland.Oulanka National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Circle Trail
Angry Birds Playground, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAngry Birds Playground
Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandArktikum Science Museum
Photo of Myllykoski watermill at Pieni Karhunkierros hiking trail during cold and wintery day with rapids flowing in Finland.Myllykoski
Lordi's Square, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLordi's Square
Culture House KorundiKorundi House of Culture
Ounasvaara Ski Oy, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOunasvaara Ski Oy
Ruka Pedestrian Village
Santa's Post Office, Rovaniemi, Rovaniemen seutukunta, Lapland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSanta's Post Office
An aerial view of Kiutaköngäs rapids in the northern taiga forest of Finland.Kiutaköngäs
Rovaniemen kirkkoRovaniemi Church
Jyrävä, Kuusamo, Koillismaan seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandJyrävä Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Center, Kuusamo, Koillismaan seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHannu Hautala Nature Photography Center
The tourist center of Karhuntassu, Kuusamo, Koillismaan seutukunta, North Ostrobothnia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe tourist center of Karhuntassu

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Day 1

Day 1 – Rovaniemi - arrival day

  • Rovaniemi - Arrival day
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  • Angry Birds Playground
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Your road trip adventure in Finland begins as soon as you reach Rovaniemi and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Rovaniemi for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Rovaniemi is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Angry Birds Playground or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Rovaniemi. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Finland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Rovaniemi. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Ravintola Roka Street Bistro, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Bull Bar and Grill? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Gustav Kitchen & Bar as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Rovaniemi.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Pub Pisto, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Oliver's Corner Irish Pub, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Paha Kurki Rockhouse likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Raise a toast to the start of your 7-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Rovaniemi

  • Rovaniemi
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Drive 19 km, 26 min

  • Santa Claus Office
  • Santa Claus Village
  • Santa's Post Office
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Rovaniemi for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Santa Claus Office, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 3,942 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Santa Claus Village. This amusement park has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 25,448 travelers.

Santa's Post Office is another must-visit attraction. This renowned sightseeing destination offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 747 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Rovaniemi. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Kauppayhtiö, a top-rated dining destination in Rovaniemi. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Yuca, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Hanki. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Rovaniemi this evening.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, people's Pub offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Finland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rovaniemi, and Ruka

  • Ruka
  • Rovaniemi
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Drive 200 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Korundi House of Culture
  • Arktikum Science Museum
  • Rovaniemi Church
  • Ounasvaara Ski Oy
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On day 3 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Rovaniemi. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ruka, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Culture House Korundi. This cafe is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 906 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Arktikum. This museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,188 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Rovaniemi Church. This church has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 675 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Ounasvaara Ski Oy. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 867 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Ruka. Ruka offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Ruka's best restaurants.

Make sure to book a table at Ski Booster - Bar - Cafe - Grill, a popular restaurant in Ruka. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Ruka at Hanki Baari, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Finland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Ruka

  • Ruka
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Drive 71 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Rukatunturi
  • Kiutaköngäs
  • Oulanka National Park
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On day 4 of your road trip in Finland, you’ll start and end your day in Ruka, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the village. Since you will return to Ruka for 2 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Ruka to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

Take the opportunity to see Rukatunturi. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 9,028 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Ruka and your accommodation.

As you explore more of Ruka, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at RUOK, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Villiruokaravintola Rukan Kuksa? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Finland.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Ruka, and Juuma

  • Ruka
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Drive 63 km, 4 hours 24 min

  • Jyrävä Rapids
  • Myllykoski
  • Pieni Karhunkierros Circle Trail
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Ruka, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Juuma.

Journey into the unknown at Pieni Karhunkierros Circle Trail, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,431 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Ruka.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Ruka's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Ruka, Kuusamo, and Rovaniemi

  • Rovaniemi
  • Kuusamo
  • Ruka
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Drive 258 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • The tourist center of Karhuntassu
  • Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Center
  • Ruka Pedestrian Village
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will explore Kuusamo, and Ruka, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Rovaniemi. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Ruka Pedestrian Village is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 791 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Kuusamo, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Ruka. Your travel time is around 22 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The tourist center of Karhuntassu. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 160 visitors.

Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Center is another popular attraction you could visit today. This art gallery has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 164 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Rovaniemi, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Rovaniemi, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Saigon Noodle Bar, a top-rated dining spot in Rovaniemi. If you're in the mood for something new, try Santa Claus Holiday Village, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Ravintola Valdemari. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Rovaniemi.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Rovaniemi - departure day

  • Rovaniemi - Departure day
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  • Lordi's Square
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Day 7 of your road trip in Finland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Rovaniemi before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Finland unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Rovaniemi's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Finland.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Lordi's Square. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 1,012 reviews.

Before you conclude your road trip in Finland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Rovaniemi.

Savor the flavors at Arctic Restaurant, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Hemingway's Rovaniemi beckons with its unique menu offerings.

You’ll then say farewell to Rovaniemi. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Finland!

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