8 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Kemi, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Kemi
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kemi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Kemi at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in February, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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