5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Zagreb

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zagreb in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 13th (Tue), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
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 gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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