5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Muonio
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Rovaniemi

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rovaniemi. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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nights
Saariselka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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hours
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 6th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Muonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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