6 days in Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Village. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder website.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Perameren Kansallispuisto, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, cast your line with Nordic Safaris, and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kemi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Outdoors

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