5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Muonio
— Few hours

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rovaniemi. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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night
Pyhatunturi

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 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

Parks · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka visit site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In May in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio trip planning tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

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

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