5 days in Kemi, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

5 days in Kemi, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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5 days in Kemi, Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Kemi
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Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Kemi

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kemi: Tornio (Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Tornio Golf, & more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kemi tour planning site .

In February in Kemi, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tornio
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Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online route planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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Saariselka

Saariselka
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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