5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

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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 24th (Mon), hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio vacation planner.

Riga, Latvia to Muonio is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Riga in December: highs in Muonio hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip tool .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salla trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla 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.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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