16 days in Kemi, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

16 days in Kemi, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  36 h
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Sampo Icebreaker.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kemi trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kemi is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Kemi to be colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 19th (Wed).
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

7
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Auttikongas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hiidenkirnut and Arctic Circle Mall. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Lifestyle, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

5
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lemmenjoki National Park and Levi Huskypark. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi vacation planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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